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413-421 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY
Former Nock & Kirby building in Sydney CBD

Completion: 1998-Present
Client: Telado Pty. Ltd.

Conservation Management Plan, Heritage Impact Statements and Heritage Advice


With frontages to both George and York Streets, the former Nock and Kirby building is significant for its long association with retail in the city since the1860s. Its 1927 façade designed by Ross and Rowe is significant for its rare and distinctive Beaux-Arts style.

In 1998 Design 5 prepared a Conservation Management Plan to guide the building’s future reuse and additions. Alan Croker of Design 5 was a jury member for a Design Excellence limited competition for its development into a modern office building. Design 5 was closely involved in the documentation and execution of the George Street façade, as well as providing heritage advice regarding the design of new work and providing design input into the implementation of the Interpretation Strategy, which is intrinsic to the overall design approach.


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