Mirvac gets heritage gong for Tramsheds

Tramsheds Harold Park 2_Credit Visualeyes PhotographyMirvac Retail has been recognised by the Australian National Trust for its conservation and urban renewal development of Tramsheds Harold Park into Sydney’s ‘oldest new food destination’.

The National Heritage Trust Awards are the first win for the precinct, taking out the prize for Adaptive Re-use of the original 1904 Tramway Depot.

Tramsheds is Mirvac Retail’s largest conserved built heritage endeavour; restoring and reinterpreting the once derelict Tramway Depot into a community hub, using existing heritage fabrics to create a dining destination in Sydney’s inner west.

The award comes after two years of construction and redevelopment of the site, seeing Mirvac work closely with heritage associations and construction specialists to ensure each element of the build was retained, repaired or restored.

The project has ensured bespoke features, such as the original saw-tooth roof, graffiti, old staircases and an original Tram R1 1995, are maintained for future generations.

“Mirvac Retail has been looking at enhancing our urban impact, further creating value for our communities and providing relevant experiences that can be enjoyed by all,” said Susan MacDonald, head of retail at Mirvac.

Entrance into Tramsheds_Credit Visualeyes Photography“For Tramsheds to be recognised as a successful heritage development by the National Trust is truly an accomplishment for Mirvac.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what the future brings for Tramsheds and Mirvac Retail as we work to further meet the needs of our customers and communities through an enhanced retail and precinct offering.”

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