■ Telstra, 325 Chapel Street,
This Telstra retail outlet triggered a planning permit because of heritage controls in the busy Chapel Street precinct and included the installation of a external green wall and almost entire demolition of the existing building façade.
Demolition of the façade in a heritage precinct is generally not supported by Stonnington City Council and they also had concerns regarding the installation of a green wall along Chapel Street.
Our team developed an idea to recess the green wall into the building and also set up the majority of the new signage within the building so the new façade consisted entirely of glass and some lightweight timber cladding. This approach was accepted by Council and the client was permitted to continue the fitout.