The Burcham — Smart And Sustainable Living
Exposed high concrete ceilings, polished concrete floors, unique mushroom capital columns and cutting-edge smart living — it doesn’t get much cooler than The Burcham at Rosebery, NSW.
Located within the existing walls of the Wrigley’s Gum factory, The Burcham’s bones date back to 1918, where architect John Burcham Clamp drew inspiration from Chicago-esque architecture.
Now, you’ll find a collection of 99 apartments across two 4 and 5-storey multi residential buildings situated within a large communal landscaped area, affectionately called ‘Wrigley Common’.
Taking the strength of old and marrying it with innovation toward future-living and sustainability, Allen Jack+Cottier have worked hard to restore the building, managing to balance its history and modern design elements perfectly.
Modern sustainable living
Labelled as a leader in world-class innovation towards greener and more economical living, The Burcham has created its own eco technology, known as ‘Burcham Energy’. This embedded electricity network supplies energy to the entire building through a single meter, allowing residents to buy energy at reduced costs.
Among this ground-breaking initiative, residents are equipped with smart technologies to help monitor their usage, all lighting is LED, heating is hydronic, and there are electric vehicle charging bays.
The Burcham, although heavily entrenched within its past, is certainly looking towards the future.
Paying homage to the old with the new
The interiors team at Allen Jack+Cottier have carefully selected products and finishes the blend the building’s industrial past with an edgy, raw and modern design.
Helping their vision come to life, a specifically selected Novas Architectural Doorware package was chosen in our Stainless Steel finish, working to keep a strong sense of industrial heritage so important to The Burcham’s legacy.
Novas Glass & Glazing frameless showerscreens feature throughout the project, helping its sleek bathrooms remain functional whilst allowing the bold subway-style floor-to-ceiling tiling to hero the design.
Existing partnerships paving the way
Hamilton Marino was the team tasked with actualising Allen Jack+Cottier’s vision, and working alongside them for the first time in NSW on this project was an absolute pleasure — we are proud that our strong relationship in Victoria has now led to a strong future of NSW projects together.
It’s fitting then, that The Burcham focusses so much on harnessing the strength of the existing and using it to pave the way for the new.
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