• The burcham view from street
  • The burcham heritage Wrigley's Building view from courtyard overlooking the edible garden and looking at the heritage facade
  • The burcham heritage Wrigley's Building view from courtyard overlooking the edible garden and looking at the modern facade
  • The burcham view from roof over looking the sustainable solar panels
  • The burcham view from courtyard
  • The burcham light filled stairway
  • The burcham courtyard totem sign
  • The burcham apartment interior with mushroom columns
  • The burcham view from street

The Burcham, Rosebery

Rosebery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

data, awards, description

AJ+C’s distinctive design for the new Burcham Apartments in Crewe Place, Rosebery achieves a fine balance between heritage and contemporary architecture.

Design Excellence AJ+C won a City of Sydney-run Design Excellence Competition. We were the only architects to propose a design to reuse the former Wrigley’s warehouse building, prior to its formal recognition as a heritage building. The new development is named in honour of the architect of the original Wrigley’s building, Burcham Clamp.

Adaptive Re-use – Paying homage to the past The new design embraces the site’s unique history, re-using the former 1918 Wrigley’s Gum Factory building as residential apartments, then adding two new 4 and 5 storey apartment buildings, comprising 99 apartments in total across the three buildings.

Elegant Interiors Interiors, also designed by Allen Jack+Cottier, blend the industrial heritage of the building with the late 20’s early 30’s character of its architecture whilst making the most of the original features. The spaces inside the existing building are kept ‘raw’ with polished concrete floors; exposed high concrete ceilings; unusual and elegant ‘mushroom’ capital columns; and abundant light.

The Burcham Interiors

  • Date
  • Client
    Stable Innovations Rosebery Pty Ltd
  • Site
    5,568 m²
  • GFA
    9,187 m²
  • FSR
  • Apt
  • Awards
  • 2019
    UDIA Awards
    Excellence Awards in Medium-Density Development-Above 75 Dwellings category
  • 2019
    Australian Institute of Architects Award
    - Commendation in Heritage Architecture
  • 2018
    Sustainability Awards
    Best Interior Architecture

news, video, testimonials

  • The Urban Developer: Rosebery’s ‘The Burcham’ A Stable Example Of Modern Sustainable Living
  • habitusliving: The Burcham in Rosebery is a planned luxury residential development that’s equal parts challenging convention, and recalling the past.
  • The Fifths Estate: The Burcham apartments in Rosebery
  • The Burcham shortlisted three times in the 2019 UDIA Awards
  • Domain, Australian Financial Review: Domain AFR: What are buyers looking for? (feat. The Burcham)