1-7 Wellington Street Commercial Development

Chippendale NSW Australia

SJB Planning were engaged to prepare a Development Application (DA) and provide planning advice for the adaptive re-use of a two (2) storey commercial/warehouse building including a third level addition, façade improvements, additions of stairs, lifts and voids, landscaping, roof garden and end of journey facility.

The existing Federation warehouse building (circa 1910) is listed as a “Contributory Building” in the Chippendale Heritage Conservation Area.

The site is located within the Chippendale area which has transformed into a creative hub due to the high proportion of pre-war warehousing which contribute to the neighbourhood quality of this inner city locality. It is noted that the site is located directly adjacent to the White Rabbit Gallery and to the south of Block 11 of the Central Park development (formerly Carlton United Brewery).

Tasks included the provision of planning advice, preparation of a DA, view impact assessment, and liaison with Council staff.

Challenges to the project included the proximity of the neighbouring residential buildings to the south of the site and ensuring the adaptive re-use of the building was sympathetic to the heritage fabric and public domain.

The development was awarded a Heritage Commendation in the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards.


Shepherd Street Pty Ltd

Project Type

Client, Local Community

Brett Boardman

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