In association with architectus™
This new commercial building replaces Wesley House and neighbours Brisbane’s historic Albert Street Church. The Church was officially registered as a heritage-listed building in 1992 and the Queensland Heritage Register cites the Church as “an excellent example of a Victorian Gothic Revival church, climatically adapted with side colonnades and front porch; and internally a good example of the major attributes of the Methodist tradition.”
The new building has been designed to defer to the presence of the Church by providing a considered backdrop with transparency and uncluttered lines to create depth of space for the Church. The building steps back 5 metres from the street frontage to increase views to and from the Church, and the colonnade entry to the new building is 5 metres high and allows a greater appreciation of the north east elevation of the Church.
Quality workplace spaces have been created with abundant natural light and access to outdoor areas, state of the art services, high grade finishes and detailing. Simple open column free floor plates allow flexibility for tenant layouts and use over time.
Street level is activated by retail with clear glass facades, the colonnaded entry and a function space that enjoys the amenity and views provided by the Church.
- Mark Trotter
- Belinda Gleeson
- John Ward
- Neil Roberts
- Sam Weiler
- Adrian Dunnett
Australian Institute of Architects Brisbane Regional Architecture Commendation: Commercial Architecture
in association with Architectus™