We have delivered engineering and environmental services for a heritage-sensitive refurbishment.


  • Sydney, Australia


  • Greenland Australia

Project Value

  • AU$80 million

Project Status

  • Completed 2015


  • GBA Heritage and Woods Bagot

WSP Transformed a Heritage Space into a Five-Star Art Deco Hotel 


Perfectly positioned in the heart of Sydney at 339 Pitt Street, this project was a heritage-sensitive refit of the former Sydney Water Board Headquarters. The building was constructed in 1939 and the client wanted to restore the building’s features to their former glory and repurpose the space as a new, five-star contemporary hotel.


Previous office space was converted into 172 hotel rooms and suites over six floors featuring lavish interiors which blend historic details with contemporary furnishings and fittings. While the accommodation has its roots in the art deco heritage values of the hotel, it is underpinned by modern design philosophy.


Integrated Services

We delivered a full complement of engineering and environmental services on the project. Greenland retained our services to provide construction administration support through to handover to ensure the client brief was followed through to completion.


Our fire engineering team, through a pragmatic design approach, successfully implemented a reduction in the fire resistance levels of the structure and increased car parking numbers through enhanced provision of detection services. This presented significant benefits to our client.


Primus Hotel exemplifies superior art deco glamour from the lobby bar, restaurant and conference and event spaces to the rooftop pool. The refurbishment has successfully breathed new life into an iconic Sydney building.

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