Commercial Hospitality Architecture Completed Sydney Interior Design Location Heritage & Conservation Adaptive Reuse
  • Client:

    EK Nominees Pty Ltd

  • Location:

    Rosebery, NSW Australia

  • Size:


Located in the inner-city suburb of Rosebery, The Cannery offers a rich experience in heritage, history and culture. Jackson Teece were commissioned to provide adaptive reuse and redevelopment of an existing red brick warehouse, into a creative business centre with food and beverage, retail and industrial vendors.


The existing two-storey warehouse has been transformed to create a space suitable for interchangeable and flexible tenancies to allow for diverse vendor types and sizes. This will include a mix of food users, garden centres, outdoor furniture suppliers and manufacturers amongst a collection of other light industrial occupiers.

The existing grid provides clearly outlined spaces for tenants, with vendors offered the option of mezzanine level placement. The ground level space maintains a dynamic flow with tenants separated via a large linear stretch of islands designated as kiosks and food premises. This functional decision provides a clear organisational benefit that encourages a logical foot-traffic flow for visitors.

Adjoining the warehouse space, the existing office building facing Morley Avenue has been transformed into three restaurant tenancies over the two stories. Whilst retaining as much of the existing north-facing facade as possible, the restaurants spill onto outdoor seating areas draped in greenery and adjustable shading through a new light-weight steel structure. The addition of this new two storey structure has been designed to contrast the masonry nature and clearly define the old from the new, whilst being sympathetic to the adjacent architecture.

Project Leadership
Damian Barker

Managing Director

Andrew Tesoriero


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