Millers Building

Being a circa 1953 building, the landmark Millers building had to be earthquake strengthened or demolished.  The owners wanted to keep its character, so it was earthquake strengthened prior to fitout.  The finished result is a retail outlet downstairs and tastefully designed office space upstairs, whilst still maintaining the original facade.

Dates: 2007 - 2008
Project Designer: Studio of Pacific Architecture
Type of Building: Commercial - Retail and Office Space
Size of Building: 840m2
Building Detail: Two storey, concrete floor, steel support.
Challenges: Earthquake strengthening involved demolishing the internal structure of the whole building, and replacing the old concrete pillars with steel throughout.  Being in the CBD, there were noise and dust constraints, and deliveries to site had to be made prior to 7am due to parking issues.