219 Castlereagh Street, Sydney CBD

219 Castlereagh Street, Sydney CBD

Now known as the Arab Bank though formerly knwon as the Laiki Bank building. The City South Telephone Exchange building was a fine example of a large-scale commercial refurbishment, Inter-War Commercial Palazzo Style civic building construction. The project was to lift an existing restrictive covenant off the site so that the building may be added to and the site’s commercial viability be realised. It also required a policy for additions to heritage which facilitated a large expansion to an existing item of heritage listings by the City of Sydney. A complex commercial refurbishment that now sits as a marvel piece in Sydney CBD South section of Castlereagh Street. The addition of a glass and steel structure above the existing building incorporates a light frame that juxtaposes in architectural intent to the heritage fabric at its base. A grand achievement for Cemento Group.


27 December 2003


Interior Design, Architecture, Building & Construction , Commercial Buildings , High Rise Development

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