Category: Project Updates

Refurbishing David Jones Food Hall, Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Entrenched in history dating back to 1838, the modern adaptation of this iconic department store’s food hall located on the lower ground of David Jones Elizabeth Street is revived into a gourmet marketplace.

i2C were engaged by Mainbrace Constructions to assist with the documentation for the Food Hall refurbishment. The concept of the food hall was to integrate the original history and features of the building and align these with the current needs and aesthetic of the gastronomic consumer.

Photo: Mainbrace Constructions

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The Eatery, Melbourne Central opens amid restrictions

GPT Group’s $2M refurbishment of The Eatery’ at Melbourne Central has been completed. Key features include a new precinct flooring and a feature ceiling, new joinery which doubles the usage capacity and an overlay of contemporary lighting to brighten the public realm. Local artist David Meggs Hooke was commissioned to create an impressive mural, which really complements the space.

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Stage 1A, Croydon Central completed

Construction of Stage 1A has completed with a 5300m² extension with a 550m² undercover outdoor entertainment eating precinct added to an existing centre. The main centre redevelopment has rationalised the internal design reducing ramping grades and creating a conventional layout helping the specialty operators gain greater visual prominence and positioning and a better yield outcome for the centre owner Haben.

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i2C Interiors Studio works on Bass Hill Plaza’s interior refurbishment

i2C’s Interiors Studio has been engaged by Mainbrace to work on the significant interior refurbishment project at Bass Hill Plaza in South West Sydney for Charter Hall. The project has been taken from the initial concept through to the completion at Bass Hill Plaza to provide a full experience upgrade to the mall and public spaces. The scope of the works includes enhanced amenities with a new standalone parents room, internal mall reconfiguration and an updated tenancy mix, along with the expansion of Aldi and external tenancies and façade upgrade. We are excited to be able to go on site and see the amenities and parent’s room taking shape.

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i2C’s Interior Studio go rogue with Melbourne Central Amenities

When GPT approached us to design the amenities at the infamous Melbourne Central, their brief was simple – go rogue. Melbourne Central is known for its quirkiness so very early on we knew we wanted to create a strong identity for the space by introducing some kooky characters.

We worked through various options, there were flamingos with lady legs, leopards with elephant heads and hippos in raincoats, we tried it all. The final design went fully down the rabbit hole with something unexpected around each corner. Our cool cat in glasses greets you at the entry, with duck duck-goose leading you into each uniquely imagined amenity. Designing these eccentric spaces was a fun collaboration between the Interiors Studion and our resident Graphic Designer. His creative spin really brought our ideas to life and the result is a space unique to Melbourne Central you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

Project: Melbourne Central Amenities

Client: GPT

Builder: Insitu Group

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Status: Completed

Photography: Kit Haselden

Lodge Road blurring the boundaries for Later Living

Ryder work extensively within the later living sector, approaching each development with a passion to create positive and uplifting places for older residents to live. An important current project in that portfolio is Lodge Road in central London, an example of the vertical village concept of later living that integrates a flexible, menu based approach to living and care needs.

The client, C&C, a charitable provider of accommodation and care for the elderly currently owns and operates a 1960s block containing 202 small bedsits. The accommodation is inflexible, the units are too small and no longer regarded as fit for purpose.

Lodge Road View

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