500 Commercial Street

Originally built for food production and storage as the Gandalfo Olive Oil Building, 500 Commercial street was renovated into floor-through residential units, with exposed original timber framing and brick. Based upon standardized timber grading values, the existing round timber columns were under-capacity for new floor loading. We saved the owner the huge expense of column replacement, by commissioning a comprehensive laboratory analysis that proved the columns had sufficient capacity after all!

Kent Duckham Architects