Works Commence in $32 Million Restoration of Historic Campbell’s Stores at Circular Quay

31st July 2017

The lessee of the historic Campbell’s Stores at The Rocks, has commenced works on the $32 million remediation and restoration of the three storey Campbell’s Stores – one of the most historic sites in Australia, dating back to 1839.

The lessee, Tallawoladah Pty Ltd, is initially addressing the severe deterioration of the building, reversing the decaying of the sandstone walls and replacement of roof tiling, as well as the restoration of the building’s heritage features.

The building will be refurbished to feature 12 restaurants, café and bars in spaces to be leased, covering 50 square metres to 700 square metres. The new spaces for lease will feature more extensive view corridors of Sydney Harbour and Opera House, and an upgrade of the outdoor dining areas, including the replacement of the current unsightly awnings.

The four existing restaurants on the site – Waterfront, Wolfies, Italian Village and Imperial Peking have now closed to allow the important restoration of the iconic building to move quickly under the watchful eye of Property NSW.

Architectural firm JPW has created an innovative design to create more dynamic and flexible spaces for the planned hospitality venues, while maintaining the heritage elements of the building.

Tallawoladah’s principal, Philip Beauchamp, said “We are close to signing a number of high-profile restaurants from both Australia and internationally for leases, which will transform this precinct into a stunning waterfront fine-dining and entertainment destination.”

The spaces in the building will be renovated smaller tenants, upgrading of the street access and new lifts in the building, as well as installation of new amenities and kitchen areas to allow high quality dining operations. The Hickson Road frontage will be modified to create a better connection with The Rocks and create an easier entry to the hospitality venues in the building.

Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Victor Dominello, said “This is a successful partnership between the Government and the private sector resulting in the protection of our State significant heritage assets, a new visitor destination with high quality public spaces, and an economic uplift for the State”.


For Further Information Call:

Tim Allerton

City PR

(02) 9267 4511 or (0412) 715 707.