iNTERNATIONAL hOUSE, 104 bATHURST sT, sYDNEY
International House was originally constructed in 1907 and has historical significance as the home for over 50 years of Bennett and Wood, a well-known Sydney supplier of motor cycles and parts. The project aims to redevelop the existing heritage building. The building currently consists of 7.5 storeys and 1 level of basement. The works will entail the refurbishment of the existing building and plus new construction of 7 additional storeys, whilst retaining the existing structure and refurbishment of the existing levels.
BSE has been appointed to provide Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, Fire and Vertical Transport services engineering design.
The existing structure and services are to be exposed as part of the works and all existing services are to be retained. In addition to this, various internal columns, sandstone lintels and external facade are to be sandblasted to highlight and complement the heritage nature of the existing building.
The proposed extension will have a modern look to create delineation between the heritage podium and additional floors for a mix of old and new.