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343 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY
Former CBC Banking Headquarters

Completion: 2002-2003
Client: Deutsche Asset Management

Adaptive Re-use with New Works

In collaboration with Transonic Architects, Design 5 undertook the adaptation of this highly significant 1921-1925 civic building in Martin Place to a Virgin Megastore. The building is listed on the State Heritage Register and is the finest of its type in Sydney with a banking chamber lined with rare Australian marbles. It was substantially altered throughout its tenancy by the National Australia Bank between 1984 and 2001. The new fitout is a modern layer within an original space and sought to maintain the integrity of the space and the highly significant marble furniture and sections of the marble and bronze teller counters.

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