Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

The Bushells Building - 121 Harrington Street

Gadigal Country / Sydney
Denwol (2017) and Savacombe / SHFA (1999)

The Bushells Building at 121 Harrington Street, The Rocks is a Sydney landmark and is a unique adaptation of a 1924 tea warehouse as a seven-story high quality commercial office tenancy. The transformed building retains a tea-tasting room and a complement of industrial artefacts including a tea chest elevator, dumb waiters, goods lifts and spiral chutes that moved tea from one level to another. The design of the new office areas embraced these manufacturing elements and a new foyer was created in one of the light wells. Three new lifts and a series of fully glazed interconnecting bridges now move office tenants rather than tea.

Photography: Terrence Chin and Tom Ferguson


UNESCO Award for conservation and adaptation
Australian Property Institute Award for Best Development, Highly Commended
Rider Hunt Award by Property Council of Australia, Highly Commended