Baillie Lodges reveal ribbed modernist addition to proposed boutique hotel in Victorian-era The Rocks in Sydney
Page 1 of 2
Boutique lodge operator Baillie Lodges has submitted a development application for its proposed new ultra-expensive hotel, including a new "ribbed building" joining two Victorian-era warehouses dating back to the 1840s.
Photos included in the submissions show a Sydney seeped in Victorian-era architecture with brick terraces and horse-drawn carts.
The application by Baillie Lodges has an estimated construction cost of $6.3 million.
The new hotel has been designed by architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer architects, led by director Tim Greer, which has past experience in projects incorporating a heritage element.
It features a new two-storey building to be built on the site of the Westpac museum with a ribbed façade and a roof terrace, linked to 47 George Street.
Among the firm’s most well-known projects is the 'Portico' Scots Church redevelopment in Wynward, a short walk from the Rocks, which topped the disused, heritage-listed neo-gothic 1920s church with apartments while keeping the gothic façade at the base.
Baillie Lodges – run by husband-and-wife operators James and Hayley Baillie – is targeting a mid-2014 opening for what would be its first inner-city Sydney venture.
They are seeking to make alterations and additions to two existing heritage listed buildings, demolish the 1980s-built former Westpac Museum and erect a new building to create the new boutique hotel.
The heritage buildings stand on the corner of George Street and Atherton streets in the Rocks and form part of a predominantly Victorian and Edwardian streetscape at the northern end of George Street.
The two heritage buildings are Union Bond Store at 47 George Street, Merchants House at 43-45 George Street as well as the adjoining Avery Terrace site, which houses the former Westpac Museum.
The Mark at Sydney's Central Park
The best of everything at Portside Wharf
New data confirms two things we’ve been tipping: the decline of Gladstone and the rise of Rockhampton.
Brought to you by: Caydon
Atria Apartments in Hawthorn offers buyers an opportunity to invest in one of Melbourne’s finest suburbs.