The Lysaght building was built in the 1920s and derives its name from the John Lysaght Steel Company that was the original tenant in the space. Since then, it has been home to a number of industrial uses. As part of the refurbishment, the exterior façades along Halsey and Pakenham Streets were retained and enhanced with modifications to the window detailing and existing entrance arrangements. The northern facade was ‘opened’ up and fully glazed, with a decorative offset screen, intended for managing solar gain and amenity.
Internally, the building was split into two levels with the addition of a mezzanine floor. To maintain the building’s character, the original wooden columns and roof trusses were retained along with the existing roofing iron, protected by a second roof. All aspects of the building have been strengthened to achieve 100% new building standard.