PROJECT

39 HUNTER STREET

Commercial Hospitality Sydney Architecture Completed Heritage & Conservation Adaptive Reuse Sustainability
  • Client:

    Kador Group

  • Location:

    Sydney, NSW Australia

  • Budget:

    N/A

  • Size:

    6500m2

  • Awards:

    2012 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards, Best Heritage and Adaptive Re-Use
    2011 Australian Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture Commendation
    2011 The Australian Property Institute NSW Excellence in Property Awards The Office of the Valuer General Award

Built in 1916 as the prestigious headquarters of Perpetual Trustees, the contemporary adaptation of 39 Hunter Street stands complete, winning Australia’s first 6 star Green Star Heritage Commercial rating.

 

Originally conceived as an ‘H’ shaped plan with two large light wells for the cellular working environment of the day, this building has been updated three times throughout its life. Its light wells had been largely filled in and its ornate coffered ceiling concealed behind a commercial tiled ceiling and a maze of mechanical and electrical services. By the early 21st century, with a lack of modern amenities and dark internal spaces that had gradually fallen out of sync with modern Built in 1916 as the prestigious headquarters of Perpetual Trustees, the contemporary adaptation of 39 Hunter Street stands complete, winning Australia’s first 6 star Green Star Heritage Commercial rating.

Originally conceived as an ‘H’ shaped plan with two large light wells for the cellular working environment of the day, this building has been updated three times throughout its life. Its light wells had been largely filled in and its ornate coffered ceiling concealed behind a commercial tiled ceiling and a maze of mechanical and electrical services. By the early 21st century, with a lack of modern amenities and dark internal spaces that had gradually fallen out of sync with modern working practices, the building required a significant upgrade to ensure its continued viability.

Kador Group commissioned Jackson Teece to lead the design conceptualisation of the project. Led by Director Damian Barker, Jackson Teece worked closely with ARUP, Hyder, EMS and JCK project management to develop the following key design initiatives that would focus on the stunning heritage features of the original structure, while making vast improvements in working spaces and increased sustainability.

 

  • Reconfigure the voids to allow more light
  • Remove the suspended tile ceilings to reveal the heritage ceilings
  • Create a flexible contemporary work environment
  • Generate on-site power for peak load management
  • Minimise water use
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Encourage self-transport with extensive bike and shower facilities
  • Provide a new entry experience with improved accessibility
  • Reuse as much of the building as possible to minimise waste
  • Incorporate low VOC emission materials to reduce toxins
  • Ensure energy efficiency in all services including lighting, water use and power consumption
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Project Leadership
Damian Barker

Managing Director

Andrew Tesoriero

Director

Trevor Williams

Senior Associate