Cleveland & Co.Surry Hills NSW Australia
This unique project ‘Cleveland and Co’ involves the adaptive reuse of two adjacent industrial buildings; the 1889 New York and Brooklyn Tobacco Factory, designed by Sydney architect R. Kunstman, and the 1938 Demco Machinery Company, by J. Aubrey Kerr, to residential apartments. SJB worked closely with the client, Cornerstone and interior designers, Burley Katon Halliday (BKH) on the design of 38 residential units across 3 levels along with a penthouse addition to the roof.
The whole ground level is dedicated to high-end retail offerings envisioned as becoming home to local watering holes and upmarket restaurants. A large communal rooftop garden for the residents provides sweeping city views and an oasis away from bustling Cleveland Street below. The retention of various original elements such as the original timber panelled windows, exposed painted brick and sculptural cast iron columns adds both modern adornment and historic resonance to Cleveland and Co.