There’s a beautiful heritage building on the corner King and Kent Streets in Sydney’s CBD. I love brick buildings they have a certain charm and character about them. The building was constructed the early 1900’s and as the years went by the building got taller as well. However like us all, time takes its toll on our exteriors. And a building is just same. It was time the modernise and restore this grand old building,
St Hilliers, a well-known construction company commissioned Mackintosh Photography to photograph the beautifully renovated building. I learnt that been a heritage building is not an easy restoration and with only one lift operating for part of the time the fire stairs was the only way the ferry materials up and down by hand. The workers got fit. Speaking of the stairs, to bring the building up to current health and safely standards an extra continuous handrail had to be installed and built on site, quite a challenging task. I needed to take many details photographs of the building showing how the restoration blended in with the existing finishes. Like matching the type and colour of the brickwork for the restored entrance, the window fittings and fixtures were also fully restored and also lead capping on the roof. Each level features beautiful original floorboards that will be a stunning addition to the new business when they move in.
The top floor has a beautiful contemporary office fit out, suitable for any Sydney executive. It features amazing leather furniture, funky lighting, a large boardroom, private meeting room, workstations and a slick office kitchen. However best of all, there is a large outdoor timber deck with some interesting views of the Sydney city.