We were commissioned by a builder to assist in the design, production and fitout of a full building restoration in Sydney’s CBD.
10 Hunter Street Sydney was the home of The NSW Sports Club from 1900. It has also been the home of NSW Rugby and the NSW Olympic Committee and more recently a businessman’s club.
The building is of a Victorian Free Classical Style and is a rare example of nineteenth century premises. It has significant aesthetic significance as a rare and outstanding example of a highly intact original commercial Victorian design.
The building consists of five stories of varying ceiling levels, plastered brick façades, timber frame windows, timber structural beams, decorative plaster and remnants of the original internal finishes. All of this has been thoughtfully restored to the City of Sydney Heritage and Conservation management specifications.
Following architectural plans, we designed and manufactured varying elements of this unique fitout to help transform it into stunning commercial premises while paying homage to its unique history.
The foyer was one of our biggest projects to date. It consists of six printed toughened glass panels, each standing three metres tall by one metre wide, mounted to the floor and ceiling and only 40mm apart.
The printed design on these six panels consists of various black and white images of the NSW Sports Club in its heyday, all sourced by us from Sydney archives. They include a black and white street map of Hunter Street and surrounding Sydney area, text on the history of the NSW Sports Club and clear and frosted glass areas to be able to see through to the original painted foyer wall behind. All six panels were designed and produced in our Chatswood facility.
The supergraphic glass display panel features black and white images from NSW Sports during the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. We sourced these from various NSW archives. The photos were digitally printed with a 10% white ink layer onto optically clear vinyl and then applied to the face of a clear glass panel. This feature piece is used as a balustrade over the first floor staircase.
Pin mounted glass panels feature on the walls in the lobby. For these we used text and images digitally printed on clear vinyl with a 10% white layer to create a frosted appearance. The vinyl was then applied to the internal face of a clear glass panel.
The glass balustrades were manufactured using 16mm toughened laminated safety glass panels, a 40mm diameter timber handrail and then set using period fitting brass channel and fixings.
A door panel for the side entrance of the building features the NSW Sports Club logo etched into toughened glass.
For the exterior lightboxes we used stainless steel fabricated frames with electroplated bronze and 6mm ultra clear tempered glass with a 3mm opal acrylic removable face. These were then hinged on one side to add tenancy signage. They are internally LED lit with a built-in transformer.
Direct UV printed 3mm stainless steel laser cut circular external wall plaques.
Statutory Signage for the exterior and interior of the building.
These were all designed and produced within building code guidelines.