The Surry Hills retail project involved the refurbishment of an existing retail space in Surry Hills. The building was one of a set of three attached Federation-style buildings built in 1915. These were designed by the prestigious architectural firm H E Ross and Rowe.

The derelict shop and upper level residence were stripped back completely to revealed beautiful and original pressed metal ceilings and detailed timber staircases. Unsympathetic additions to the shop front were removed and the original street entry was reinstated.

The fit out capitalized on the unique heritage features with the new work undertaken in a clean contemporary fashion. The resulting retail space is light filled, adaptable and in keeping with in the original intent of the building.




Project Team

David Melocco, Phil Moore,  Nick Hibbert



Paul King Pty Ltd



Planning – Urbis

Structural Engineer – Cantilever

Electrical Engineer – Lighting Art and Science

Hydraulic Engineer – Glenn Haig & Associates

Fire Engineer – BCA vision

 BCA consultants  – Tom Miskovich & Associates

Land Surveyor – Denny Linker & Co.