Myer Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia

Client: Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Architect: NH Architects

The Myer Bourke Street store has been one of Melbourne’s best-known landmarks and shopping destinations for decades. The property occupied two adjoining city blocks on Bourke and Lonsdale streets in the heart of the CBD.

The building comprised five connected existing buildings, which made up the old Myer Bourke Street Store. An adjoining Telecom Exchange building was demolished, and an additional floor added to the new Myer Store. The refurbishment required the preservation of heritage aspects of the building including the facade, Mural Hall and the famous Bourke Street windows.

The redevelopment has restored this icon with additional features including an inclined atrium leading to a diamond shaped glass skylight and a faceted gold roof to this truly grand building.

NDYLIGHT was responsible for the lighting of the heritage façade, the main atrium and street entries of this flagship project.