Client: Chris Stewart Group
Architect: Hoskins Architects
Previously home to a number of City Council departments, the George Street Complex is made up of a collection of disparate and contrasting buildings – the category B listed corner building at 280 George Street, the A listed Parish Halls at 266 George Street, the 1940s John Street building and assorted small storage buildings on Martha Street. The buildings each enjoy their own distinct characteristics – a grand staircase, stained glass windows, decorative plaster ceilings and glazed brick.
Chris Stewart Group’s proposals allow for a mix of complementary uses that will enable retention and refurbishment of much of the listed buildings, which add richness and give character to the site, with new build elements that will repair and reinstate the urban block.