This project is refurbishment of an existing building in Melbourne’s city centre.

Bourke House, a six-level reinforced concrete framed and walled office building, was erected for the Posner Brothers, jewellers of Bourke Street, by Thompson & Chalmers at the Russell and Bourke Street corner in 1922-1923. The building design was by concrete specialist architect, Leslie M Perrott and the structural engineering was by the Australian Reinforced Concrete Engineering & Co Pty. Ltd. (WW Robertson, chief engineer).

A majority of the existing internal walls were demolished, consolidating the former small scale office/studios into floor by floor tenancies. Services were introduced/upgraded to bring the building up to contemporary standards. Rooftop access was reinstated.


The Age Business Day Article by Stephen Crafti