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Phillip Street Workplace

Sydney, New South Wales

Sitting within a rare Victorian heritage jewel in Sydney’s CBD, COX has created a new Australasian HQ for this global strategic advisory firm. This workplace, reimagined as a clubhouse, balances a challenging brief of imbuing a progressive spirit within a legacy brand and heritage listed building.


Trust and discretion are pivotal to this organisation’s operations. A series of crafted rooms cater to the diverse needs of the business. A sophisticated cocktail bar and lounge warmly welcome clients into the space, effortlessly pivoting the mood from espressos by day to martinis at night. Meeting rooms with advanced audio-visual technology function seamlessly to connect a global client base and provide a convivial setting for a hatted chef to serve lunch.

The design response further expresses this tension and duality through detailing, palette, and curation. Informed by a restrained Scandinavian sensibility, the joinery is the perfect counterpoint to the buildings ornate Victorian detailing. A combination of vintage and new furniture pieces, teamed with sculpture and artworks in experimental mediums from Anya Pesce and Henryk, create a dynamic and intriguing space.

Layered lighting is expertly executed to deliver both warm and moody hospitality spaces to light, airy workspace, all within the rigid requirements of a heritage listed interior.

A space that wears many hats, timeless and progressive, professional and convivial, stitched together expertly through craft and curation.

Technical Information

Sydney, New South Wales
Complete, 2023
Key Consultants
The Fin Collection (Art Curator), Finch – Joinery, LCI Consultants – Building Services/ Lighting
Prepared Projects
Gross Floor Area
Alec Bruce-Mason