Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

The Bushells Building - 121 Harrington Street

Client: Denwol (2017) and Savacombe / SHFA (1999)

The Bushells Building is a unique survival of a 1924 tea warehouse conserved and adapted for a seven-story high quality commercial office tenancy. This tea processing centre contained a tea-tasting room and a complement of industrial relics including a tea chest elevator, dumb waiters, goods lifts and spiral chutes moving 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: Terrance Chin + Tom Ferguson

Awards

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
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