Member Tour: SubStation No. 164 – Heritage Meets Innovation

Join Jono Cottee, Development Director at Built for a special behind the scenes tour of this state-of-the-art building before it is opened to the public. 

After lying dormant for two decades, two historic Sydney buildings have been given new life – coming together to form Sydney’s most innovative office tower, setting the benchmark for heritage buildings of the future.

Celebrating Sydney’s past, present and future, SubStation No. 164 at 183-185 Clarence Street Sydney includes the careful adaptive restoration of two historic buildings - a former 1909 spirit warehouse and the adjoining 1930’s electrical substation which will underpin a seven-storey sculptural glass extension designed by globally recognised architect Richard Francis-Jones from fjmt.

Not only will it be eye-catching, the site will be transformed into a sustainable building which supports the technological needs of the future and leads sustainability standards with lower embodied carbon and healthier materials, resulting in an operationally efficient building.

This is a unique opportunity for SLM members to discover and learn about how two dormant and unused heritage buildings have been restored, and see the fabric of the building before it enters into its reuse stage to become one of Sydney’s most unique boutique office buildings. 

Find out more about Built - SubStation No. 164


Jono Cottee
Jono Cottee © Built
Jono Cottee, Development Director, Built

Jono is an experienced property industry professional specialising in property development, design, delivery and leasing with a focus on commercial real estate. Using his experience as a trained architect and designer, Jono has formed a solid foundation for his 16 year career in property development and construction across a diverse range of roles and responsibilities with demonstrated strengths in design, problem solving and strategic thinking. He has been instrumental in a number of Built’s projects, including the innovative Sub Station No.164 at 183-185 Clarence Street, where he works closely with the City of Sydney, architects, consultants and stakeholders to rethink heritage adaptations in a new light.



Watch: Behind the Build

Enjoy this exclusive video filmed in December 2020, taking you behind the build of SubStation No. 164. 

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When & Where

Sunday 7 March 2021 9.45AM–10.45AM
Sunday 7 March 2021 10.45AM–11.45AM

183-185 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000

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