Valentines Bakehouse

Bpangerang Country




An iconic family brand in our region sought to expand their shopfront bakehouse - located in a commercial, heritage precinct - into a contemporary, state-of-the-art bakery facility.

Our design response addressed the relocation of the bakery from the existing building to an innovative new building at the rear of the block. This approach was to free up the existing shopfront for increased dining experiences and improved visibility of the day-to-day operation of the bakery and coffee roastery.
The project involved complex resolution of heritage impacts, implementation of an ‘industrial use’ in a commercial zone, delivery access from a pedestrian laneway and sound, light and refuse concerns from neighbouring properties.

Our approach delivered a built outcome that met the client’s aspirations for a contemporary bakery that was located within a heritage listed building and street. Working closely with the client and Local Council, we were able to negotiate design outcomes that saw the project progress through complex approval processes with regards to heritage and land use zoning all while delivering on the client’s brief.


We acknowledge the Bpangerang, Wiradjuri, Jaitmatang, Yorta Yorta and Waveroo people on whose country we work and create. ​We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians throughout Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands where our projects are placed. We recognise their ongoing connection to Country, land and waters that were never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Our Reconciliation Action Plan was developed with Reconciliation Australia and guides us on our reconciliation journey and that of our clients, collaborators and community. 

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