“...the adaptive re-use of a 1949 Sulman awarded heritage building proved that change is possible,
if not desirable and can guarantee a building’s relevance into the future…”
The adaptive re-use of a 1949 Sulman awarded building in Dee Why resulted in the construction of
8,000 sq. m of commercial space sub-dividable into a range of differing tenancies and configurations.
The National Trust, Heritage Council and Local Council were involved in a sensitive approval process
which involved a thorough analysis of the existing fabric, partial retention, adaptive re-use as well as
removal and addition of new building elements. The original clock tower and bay window were
retained and refurbished as heritage listed elements of the building, whilst a new 120 car parking
basement and the commercial space is completely new. Long span (30 metre wide) roof frames
were adapted to provide flexible two level, high bay retail/commercial tenancies. Coles Myer's
Officeworks occupy the largest single tenancy while a fitness centre and bulky goods retail outlets
occupy smaller leased spaces..