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Abacus Group | 4 Martin Pl, Sydney.

Service Type

Lobby Upgrade

4 Martin Place is a State significant heritage listed thirteen-storey office building originally constructed in 1907, though reconstructed to its art-deco style in 1936. It is named after merchant, landowner and philanthropist John Henry Challis whose commemorative marble statue still resides within the entry portal of the Lobby. The building is steeped in yesteryear history having assumed the function of a commercial city building that was closely linked with tourism due to the occupants of the lower floors being the Railways Ticketing Office and Government Tourist Bureau.

The Lobby had last been refurbished in 1974 during a period when the building received a significant upgrade. Whilst still in good condition and until recently, it was one of the few remaining untouched building arrivals along the Martin Place pedestrian business link. With a changing tenant profile the Owners set about creating an understated elegant design with a focus on a sustainable timber application that is less heavy than the previously full height mahogany cladded walls. Accents of gold trim and new pendant lighting has repositioned and uplifted the arrival experience into this magnificent asset. The sandstone building sits in a prime section of Martin Place and serves as a backdrop for many important celebrations and ceremonies conducted immediately in front of the Sydney Cenotaph.

Client: Abacus Group
Designed By: Strutt Studios
Proudly Built By: Scope Projects
Project Managed By: MostynCopper

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