The Former Royal Mint (TEAC Australia) 300 William Street, Melbourne VIC
role Architecture, Interior Design value $1.5 million area 1,800m² completed date November 2000
The former Royal Mint Building was restored and renovated as the National Headquarters for an Australian company. These historic buildings were constructed in 1877 and comprise 4 floors including a basement.
A grand transverse gallery on the ground floor leads to the former Bullion Room, one of Melbourne's grandest interior spaces. Renovation works were designed with particular care so as to have minimal impact on any aspect of the original building. At the same time modern heating and air-conditioning, telephone power and communication services were installed into the building fabric. The second floor attic, previously unoccupied, has been converted into distinctive office accommodation with exposed timber rafters and high raked ceilings.