The Sanctuary

In 2017 The Hills Shire Council commissioned Welsh + Major with Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects to design and document a series of upgrades to the 100 year old Castle Hill Cemetery. The 8.2 hectare bushland setting of the existing cemetery will be rejuvenated with new landscape works, walking tracks, parking areas, a new public internment … Continued

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 … Continued

Wentworth Falls Lake Amenities

The heritage listed Wentworth Falls Lake was originally created by the damming of Jamison Creek in 1878 to supply water for the steam railway. Much of the Lake is surrounded by sensitive hanging swamp, which is listed as an Endangered Ecological Community, and is home to threatened species such as the Giant Dragonfly and the … Continued

66 Wentworth Avenue

Welsh + Major was engaged to revitalise the public spaces of a 1980’s commercial building designed by Gergely & Pinter. The original foyer features a stone bas-relief by renowned Australian artist Rosemary Madigan; we reinvigorated this work with new lighting and a colorful ‘reflection piece’ opposite. A second car park foyer on the other side … Continued

Cohen Park

Utilising a remnant brick wall of a long since demolished warehouse, Cohen Park has been reinvigorated with a new amenities building, tennis hit-up walls, hard courts and a cricket practice pitch to augment the existing playing fields. The amenities take their material cue from the remnant brick wall, building a robust solid masonry enclosure within … Continued

Jacksons on George

Welsh + Major was invited to participate in a Design Excellence Competition to re-invent Jacksons on George in Sydney’s CBD as a relaxed and sophisticated venue that would activate the proposed public plaza on George Street. Our approach was to uncover the original form of the brutalist Port Jackson Tavern building, transforming its’ curved corners, walls … Continued

Steel Park

Inner West Council engaged Welsh + Major to re-imagine an existing caretakers building as a new community centre in parklands adjoining the Cooks River. The centre caters for mother’s groups, a breakfast club, children’s play groups, community meetings, small functions, education uses and a pop-up library. The centre is intended to become an important gathering … Continued

The Fenwick Building

On the eastern headland of Balmain peninsula, the historic Fenwick Tugboat Store has been transformed for Inner West Council to revitalise the harbour foreshore. The importance of the 1880’s building as part of the working harbour is acknowledged throughout the this extensive restoration and adaptation project. The building is now open to the public in … Continued

Tayim Restaurant + Bar

In the basement of an 1880’s warehouse building in The Rocks, this project inserts a new restaurant and bar that opens onto a key intersection the pedestrian laneway network. Externally a elegant deck and canopy bring a new vitality to the former working façade and breathe life into the laneway; the canopy creating a fine, … Continued

Leura Loo

Blue Mountains City Council commissioned Welsh + Major to design a new public toilet facility for the busy Leura Garden village. Oddly, the “Leura loo” is the first stop for many coaches carrying international visitors to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Site. Our approach was to create a robust public facility, softly edged and adorned … Continued