The Queensland Building

The Queensland Building is a historic heritage office building providing character and style reflecting the grandeur of the period it was built in alongside modern amenities needed for today’s commercial world. It was originally designed for the Queensland Insurance Company in 1913 and required a careful and considered restoration and revitalisation of an existing heritage-listed building right in middle of Melbourne’s bustling city centre and commercial downtown.

Realised in partnership with the esteemed Henkell Brothers architects, the project involved the demolition of existing foyer and public areas followed by an ground floor foyer upgrade, new lift cars and new buildouts for male and female bathrooms to all levels.

Method was determined to adhere to the original design of the building thus an extensive use of mirror, printed glass and marble were used in the foyer along with salvaged and remade Victorian plaster cornice.

All works were completed while the building was fully occupied with minimal impact and disruption to its tenants. This high-quality boutique office building now boasts brand new facilities as well as additional commercial facilities that include bicycle storage units and shower facilities.

Address84 William Street, Melbourne

ClientHenkell Bros. Pty Ltd

Project Information7 Level Foyer and Bathroom Refurbishment

Value$0.75m

Completion DateCompleted 2012