Brisull Industries

Metcalfe Bond Stores

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Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority


Metcalfe Bond Base Building Upgrade & Defit of Tenancy - Heritage


80 George St, The Rocks Sydney

Local Authority:

City of Sydney Council/SHFA

Project Size & Type:

Base Building Upgrade - Head Contract

Project Completion:

March 2016

Project Description:

The Metcalfe Bond Stores are two adjacent buildings that have landmark significance as the early 20th century townscape in the Rocks.

We were engaged directly by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority to carry out compliance and infrastructure upgrades to the Metcalfe Bond building, which we undertook off the back of a successful make good of the largest tenancy in the building. Our experience working on complex heritage projects and fully tenanted buildings was a key driver in the project’s successful execution.

The Landowner’s objective was to upgrade the dilapidated main building infrastructure and BCA compliance levels to current standards, whilst maintaining the historical values of the heritage listed building. The works were part of a major planned maintenance program originally scheduled for 2020, but were brought forward to 2015/16 due to new leasing arrangements.

Our work involved:

Whilst confronted with numerous challenges throughout the course of the project, we overcame all encountered and transformed a dilapidated building core to modern day standards, whilst still maintaining the historical building values.

  • Full upgrade of building HVAC system, including new CHW and HHW plant, mechanical services to public spaces and new mechanical services infrastructure for the entire building
  • Full upgrade of electrical services including new main site switchroom, power supply upgrade, and replacement of all house and tenant supply infrastructure throughout the building
  • Fire, Hydraulic and Security services upgrades
  • Façade alterations and BCA upgrade works to common areas
  • New Level 1 amenities.

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Dan Ryan

Vice President Real Estate, Facilities and Travel - Pegasystems Inc.

You did exactly what you promised

At the beginning of the project you told me we would be on budget and on time and you did exactly what you promised. I have to say that the professionalism I have seen from the team has been outstanding. You can compete on a global basis with the work and organization I have seen from the team. The communication has been outstanding and the attention to detail was perfect.

Andrew Jones

Retired: Group Director HR - SAI Global Australia

Invaluable partner

I recently retired as Group HR Director for SAI Global Limited. Whilst in the role, in 2014, I oversaw the relocation of the Company's head office to World Square. This involved relocating approximately 400 staff. Brisull Industries were my invaluable partner in accomplishing the move. They managed the design and installation of the new "fit out", organised the logistics of the move and secured all of the regulatory permissions associated with the work. Everything was accomplished "on time" and "on budget". Overall Brisull were fantastic and I would have no hesitation recommending them.

Michelle Fox

Partner - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

A high quality result on time and on budget

Brisull Industries were instrumental in our move to the St James Centre in the Sydney CBD.  They assisted us through every stage of the project, from the assessment of various properties through to completion, including the fit out of our new premises.  Everyone who visits our office comments on how fantastic it is.  Brisull delivered a high quality result on time and on budget.  We could not have asked for more.

Vince Marino

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Expertise, minimal fuss and total care

The team at Brisull Industries were faced with a huge challenge in carrying out a complex base building upgrade at 80 George Street, The Rocks in a fully tenanted building which has significant heritage value. They did so with great expertise, minimal fuss and total care.

We were always provided excellent advice and assistance through each stage of the process, and Brisull’s consistent dedication and quality delivery achieved an outstanding result for The Authority.

It was a pleasure to work with such a great team.

Antonia Foweraker

Leasing Agent, DTZ Property Group

I’ve never worked with a fit out contractor that’s so proactive and productive

Every obstacle that was thrown at this deal due to the landlord's internal reviews, Robert has not only fixed, but he has resolved the issues within 24-48 hours. Not even you, as the client, would be aware of some of those issues arising from the proposed refurbishment / make good.


SAI Global Limited

Nothing has been too much trouble

I have been working with Mitch on a number of items at 680 George St office and I just want to take this opportunity to express how happy we are with him and what a great job he is doing, nothing has been too much trouble, his service and communication has been fantastic and always on time.

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