-The Surry

43 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills

“The Surry”  is a mixed-use building set opposite Harmony Park in Surry Hills. Bates Smart transformed the former 20th Century Fox Film Corporation headquarters into a boutique mixed-use development. The heritage listed building has been sensitively transformed to incorporate 2 levels of commercial office space beneath 14 luxury apartments in the creative hub of Surry Hills. The residential level additions are designed to be responsive and recessive to the scale and form of the original building, while the use of materials external is restrained, limited to extensive glazing and exposed steel framing. A translucent screen of polycarbonate-battens wraps around the upper floor, providing for privacy within the apartments and softening the appearance of the building addition.