Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Client: Bagios Holdings Pty Ltd
Project type: Hotel / Hospitality
Stakeholders: City of Port Phillip, Local Community
Value: $6 million
Services provided: Planning advice, preparation, lodgement and management of Planning Permit application, representation at VCAT and assistance with post permit process through construction
Images courtesy of coppersmithhotel.com.au
For over 150 years, The Cricket Club Hotel sat on the corner of Clarendon and Thomson Streets in South Melbourne – a historic pub that served generations of Melbourne locals. This all changed in 2006, when the building was purchased by Perth-based hotelier, George Bagios, who’d earmarked it as the site for a future operation.
Over the next few years, plans came together to transform the old pub into a contemporary gastropub, bar and bistro, with boutique accommodation above. UPco was engaged to provide advice and assistance throughout this evolution.
Re-opened in 2014 as Coppersmith, the new building exudes a sense of history, while offering a very modern place to eat, drink, stay and play.