This low-rise commercial building at 26 College Street, Sydney has received a redesign and compliance upgrade, with a vibrant new lobby and street front that improves aesthetics, amenity and revitalizes a prominent corner location for passing pedestrians. 

Situated across from Sydney’s Hyde Park, the brief included a redesign of the entry, lobby and external entry access, make-good and refurbishment works addressing access and fire compliance issues at the entry and throughout 4500 sqm of commercial office space on Levels 3 to 7. 

A contemporary design for the entrance and lobby includes a combination of timber wrapping the walls and ceiling both inside and out, while banquette seating, cluster pendant lighting, loose furniture and technology integration complete the interior. The entry required a rethink to enable disabled access, with a curving ramp providing a simple, elegant solution, while emphasising and making the most of the prominent corner location. 

Photography: Katherine Lu