The Imperial

Set on a dramatic clifftop site The Imperial Hotel Building at Clifton has sat neglected and boarded up following the collapse and closure of Lawrence Hargrave Drive some 15 years ago.

With the road now open again with the opening of the Seacliff Bridge, Welsh + Major were engaged to design and document an iconic new hospitality venue that will serve as a catalyst for rejuvenation of the area.

The heritage listed building will feature restored balconies and rejuvenated internal spaces, accompanied with a new dining annexe that will provide sweeping views up and down the coastline along the Illawarra Escarpment.

  • Project Type

    Public + Commercial

  • Location

    Dharawal Land, Clifton, NSW

  • Awards

    2023 AIA NSW Award for Heritage Architecture - Creative Adaption