A derelict former clothing factory, dating back to the 1940s, was sensitively restored and transformed from industrial space to high grade office, showroom and gallery use.
In order to unlock the potential of this building for mixed use tenancy, we proposed to dedicate an entire 2000m² floor for parking, which immediately enabled the feasibility of showrooms, galleries and offices.
‘A frontrunner in the urban renewal of Woodstock, Fairweather House is a vibrant part the fashionable hub of galleries, restaurants, and designer outlets which characterise this area’
The exterior facades were restored and redecorated, the roof was repaired, old timber trusses exposed and sandblasted, and original brickwork walls and concrete beams and columns stripped down to their natural finish.
Two portions of the garage, inaccessible for parking, were transformed into a gallery on one side and a dramatic double volume entrance for a fabric showroom on the other.
Entrance foyers, lifts, common passages and toilets were upgraded, along with the electrical, air-conditioning and other services required for A-grade office space. A planned installation of solar panels on the roof, will supply the building and offer power back to the grid.
Industrial style polished stainless steel lights were specially designed for the project and used throughout the building.
This robust, honest, industrial aesthetic has attracted prestigious tenants including the Goodman Gallery, Bos Ice Tea, Chair Crazy and St Leger & Viney amongst others.
A frontrunner in the urban renewal of Woodstock, Fairweather House is a vibrant part of the fashionable hub of galleries, restaurants, and designer outlets which characterise this district.