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.