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Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, NSW

What started out as a very small project for the practice to just draw up some construction drawings for a replacement retaining wall and to prepare some preliminary concepts for a new pool building has morphed into a much larger and more complex project.


Located on a large water front property on Sydney Harbour, the site’s history dates back to a land grant in 1809 with ties to the Royal Botanic Gardens.  Originally the site for an elegant private residence the property has subsequently been a convent, a school and then became what remains today when it was redeveloped in the early 1980’s by a fledgling development company now known as Mirvac.  Today the site comprises two tower blocks with 54 apartments and a heritage listed sandstone house & associated sandstone cottage set within spectacular landscaped gardens.


atarchitecture is now undertaking a major package of work to upgrade some of the common facilities of the site and to create two new residential lots.  The works include demolition of existing pool amenities, construction of a new pool building containing gym, amenities & meeting room, construction of a new standalone building to accommodate the concierge & building manager, conversion of the heritage parts of the site to residential uses, new covered walkways, upgrading of building entrances to provide equitable access, driveway upgrade & replacement of a leaking membrane over the basement carpark and replacement of two failing retaining walls.


Status:  Ongoing.

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