109 Edward Street
109 Edward Street is a unique heritage-listed, 6 storey former warehouse building in the Brisbane CBD, originally constructed in 1890.
MCD and Evolve Constructions engaged PDT Architects and other specialist consultants to design a refurbishment, that enhances the original heritage character of the building for commercial office spaces on levels 1-4, with opportunities for office, retail, restaurant, bar, or café tenancy spaces at ground and basement levels, the most extensive makeover in the building’s 130+ year history.
The Edward Street building façade was repainted in original heritage and contemporary colours that highlight it’s “Late Victorian” architecture, in a fresh style distinguishing its heritage and commercial value. The original load-bearing brick walls, timber flooring, posts and beams, were stripped back to expose the heritage character of the original material finishes, arches were reopened in the central spine wall, and the building structure was reinforced to meet current standards and seismic design requirements. The original carriageway off Edward Street provides access to the rear courtyard where goods originally used to be hoisted up and into the building. A new compliant fire exit stairway was constructed, with internal exit stairs upgraded, new sprinkler and fire services installed, plus complete upgrade of building services to meet code.