The Mercantile Hotel

Welsh + Major are currently working with the operators of the Mercantile Hotel and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority on the next chapter of the life of this iconic hotel in The Rocks. A favourite haunt of The Rocks locals and visitors alike, we are looking to move the hotel on from the ‘Irish feel’ … 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

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

Lindfield Village Green

We were invited by Ku-Ring-Gai Council to prepare a concept design with RPS Asia Pacific for the rejuvenation of a car park in the centre of Lindfield into a new hub for the area. Underground carparking, open green play areas, endemic planting, retail spaces, markets and public amenities were combined into a vibrant new civic … Continued

Kiandra Courthouse + Chalet

Kiandra is a place of constant change. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service commissioned Welsh + Major with Myson Berkery to design and document the redevelopment of the group of buildings known as the Kiandra Courthouse and Chalet. Of national and state heritage significance, Kiandra has experienced dramatic change throughout its relatively short existence. It … Continued

AS Tanner

A multi purpose pavilion built on Darug land and set on the edge of Scarborough Ponds/ Bado Berong (small fish) creek- part of the Rockdale wetlands corridor, “a remnant of the once extensive complex of wetlands on the western shore of Botany Bay” (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage). A quiet, robust building built primarily … Continued

Former Rocks Police Station

Designed in early 1880’s the form of a Palladian city gate by Government Architect James Barnet, the building operated as a police station until 1974. After 35 years of varying uses and vacancy, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority engaged Welsh + Major to design adaptations and additions to enable the building to be used as a … Continued