2 offices in Burns Philp Building for sale

Burns Philp Building, Sydney CBD
$465,000 & $2.1 million

Burns Philp was a shipping, retailing and insurance company that grew into one of Australia’s leading corporations until its delisting in 2006. In the late 1800s,┬áJames Burn, on behalf of Burns Philp and Co., Ltd. purchased this site in Bridge Street for 20 pounds from a Mr. McDonald. The older shops and offices on the site were torn down to make way for the Burns Philp head office which was completed in 1901 at a cost of 60,000 pounds (approximately $8 million in today’s terms). It was designed by Arthur Anderson of A.L. & G. McCredie & Anderson, with later additions by John Brogan & Associates. Anderson later went on to found the Australian Institute of Architects in 1930. The architectural style is said to be Federation, Romanesque/Late Victorian, Gothic and Neo-Romanesque with Scottish Baronial gables. The stone facade is made from Pyrmont ‘Purgatory’ Sandstone. Read the rest of this entry »