CBW 550 Bourke Street
Key Features & Achievements
- Developing an exceptional design concept to create a unique lobby space to a key CBD location
- Staged design and construction work in live building environments
- Liaison with key stakeholder groups including GPT Operations and existing tenants
Codicote was appointed as Project Manager and Superintendent on behalf of The GPT Group on the 550 Bourke Street Lobby Upgrade, part of the proposed improvement works to CBW (Corner of Bourke St and William St), a dynamic and unique network of cafes, restaurants, retail services and fashion retailers, as well as the home of two large commercial towers.
To ensure CBW continues as a destination precinct, The GPT Group understood that the offering needed to adapt to the changing lifestyle requirements of the market, and position itself for the future. Led by Codicote, the project team along with key stakeholders developed a competition winning concept design proposal, produced by the architectural firm Durbach Block Jaggers.
In tandem with the architectural component of the project, Codicote engaged other key consultants to carry out critical investigations to confirm anticipated cost and verify that the concept was buildable.
The front of the lobby has been widened to increase street-frontage and to accommodate two revolving doors. Other components included the addition of informal meeting and lounge spaces, vaulted ceilings, and FINCH cafe by Ambient Food Group.
The most defining element of the lobby is the feature wallpaper by New York-based artist Miranda Lichtenstein, which wraps the entire lift core. The installment is the first of its kind in Australia and one of the more unique and eye-catching lobby transformations of recent times.
Codicote successfully managed the Contractor on site with works completed in July 2020. The staged approach to CBW means that works to 181 William Street and Goldsbrough Lane are to follow, which will re-energise this CBD asset.