Macquarie House, Civic Square

92-94 Cameron Street, Launceston, lutruwita (Tasmania)

Saturday, Aug 28

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

The recycling and reviving of Macquarie House’s dormant commercial function into a successful innovative entrepreneurial and flexible co-working development commenced construction in July 2018. The project provided new upgraded public amenities, located within a timber and glass-clad core, positioned on the northern side of Macquarie House. The core has been designed to improve the building’s accessibility for clients and a range of tenants wanting to use Macquarie House’s lettable spaces.

A lift, staircase, kitchen opening on to a sunny sunken cafe and new meeting rooms have been provided. The northern extension, seen as a box, has been kept neutral so as not to compete or overpower Macquarie House’s rich cultural, historical and urban importance. It is a building warehouse associated with Batman’s settlement of Melbourne and military use during the mid-nineteenth century.  It was the place where preparation, provisions, storage and strategy occurred prior to his expedition(s).  Macquarie House has thus contributed significantly to the development of Launceston’s CBD, its economy as a whole, as well as its Georgian townscape character.

Architect: HBV Architects

Building Specs: Renovated office building completed in 2019

Pre-booked Studio Tours: 10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am, 11.30 am, 12 pm, 12.30 pm and 1 pm

Duration: 20 minutes

Accessibility: The building is fully accessible via ramp or internal lift

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

Location

Launceston

Building Types

Commercial

Cultural

Government

Workplace

Architectural Periods

Contemporary (2001-current)

Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)

Features

Heritage

History of Launceston

New to Program

Suitable for Children

Accessibilities

Pram Friendly

Wheelchair Friendly

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