Description

The Bushells Building is a heritage landmark for its significance at local and state level whilst the brand itself is widely recognised as a well-known and important Australian icon. The Building retains a uniquely distinguishable personality that stands out against a sea of modern office buildings in the vicinity. Its location in The Rocks provides evidence of the historical development of the area over the course of the twentieth century. As Australia’s first commercial tea company, Bushells was an important source for employment for residents of The Rocks for over 50 years.  The building continues to provide a physical and symbolic link to an earlier now lost age.

Alland Group were engaged to Design & Construct a base building refurbishment across 6 floors to upgrade all electrical and communications to lift lobbies, general floors, atrium and amenities.  As with all heritage buildings not designed for modern requirements, Alland Group were mindful of heritage constraints and the need for a considerate approach to the work undertaken.  These works involved removal of all existing services and upgrade of all areas to current Australian Standards.  This included emergency and exit lighting, general lighting & power, split chassis house and tenant switchboards and customised LED lighting throughout.

Due to the historical significance of the building, all works needed to be set out and approved by the Heritage Architect and Governing bodies. This involved reusing existing fixing points and cable pathways where possible, to minimize the impact to the heritage structure. All services installed to exposed surfaces, were required to be of steel conduit and adaptable boxes, thereby retaining the authentic heritage appeal.

Details

  • Client:

    Built Pty Ltd 

  • Category:

    Construction

  • Project Work:

    6 Floor base building upgrade 

  • Site Location:

    The Rocks