AMP Capital is proud of the beautiful restoration of Hinchcliff House as one of Sydney's earliest wool stores and places of commerce in Circular Quay. This restoration was a lynchpin in the re-development of Quay Quarter Sydney, and was undertaken by Carter Williamson Architects with construction and restoration works by Richard Crookes Constructions and their many subcontractors, including expert stonemasons.
When the restoration works were complete, the building was handed over to the tenant in 2020, and it is now being fitted out to become a new dining and entertainment venue for Sydney, set to open in 2021. It is an important project legacy to ensure that this beautiful building will be "given back" for the people of Sydney to experience.
Sydney Open 2020
Quay Quarter Sydney was a major partner of the Sydney Living Museums' Sydney Open program in 2020 and Hinchcliff House was showcased as one of the only two heritage properties that contribute to the authenticity and craftsmanship of Quay Quarter Lanes. Sydney Living Museum's archivist Matthew Stephens prepared an interesting story about Hinchcliff House that takes you on a journey dating back to the 19th century when the first circulated images are found of Hinchcliff Woolstore and the importance of wool for Australia in the global market.
Read the full historical story here.