A truly unique and iconic building that suffered extensive fire damage to the first and second floors. The upper storey needed to be stripped entirely and extensive cleaning to the ground floor was also required. The concept was to create a much larger venue by adding another two floors to the fire damaged building, a task not easily achieved. The client’s brief was to have the pub operational very quickly, therefore the project was developed in two stages. Stage 1 showcased the first floor with the restoration of the pubs iconic world map mural, the timber bar and dining areas. With this in mind, all future developments for the building needed to be intricate; as preplanning of foundations and penetrations were key for the Stage 2 build. In conjunction with the client and architects, a combination of old and new design concepts were utilised to bring about the final product.
Visual Builders maintained its high level of attention to detail and enjoyed immensely producing the quality timber finishes.
Professional Photography by: Shannon McGrath