Renovators work on waterfront landmark
A gritty character building in Wynyard Quarter is being transformed.
Works are under way to refurbish the 90-year-old Lysaght Building on the corner of Halsey St and Pakenham St West to create a two-storey commercial space.
The building was built in the 1920s and it derives its name from the John Lysaght steel company that was its original tenant.
It was most recently used as a cutting room floor for sails manufacturers and the Luna Rossa America’s Cup 2013 challenge.
The $5 million project includes the addition of a mezzanine floor and a new moveable facade on the building’s northern face.
A new main entrance has already been created in the existing loading bay on Pakenham St.
The structure was classi- fied as a character building by the Environment Court in 2010.
Construction is due to be completed by October this year.
Long history: The building was built in the 1920s and it derives its name from the John Lysaght steel company that was its original tenant.