70 The Esplanade

Public spaces in Victorian foundry converted to offices

Lobby and public corridor finishes were renewed. Artifacts from the factory and photographic murals - including large blow ups of pages from early catalogues of milling equipment - tell the history of the building - which is still owned by the original family that built it.

To draw attention to the relatively insignificant main entrance, which is pushed back from the curb on a well-treed street, the city allowed a pair of steel channels - rather like a very long hoist beam - to be cantilevered 4m over city property. Supported at its end is a large, yellow, internally illuminated address numeral.