Building and Project Management

Paramount House

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Paramount House located in Surry Hills, is home to Paramount House Hotel, Paramount Coffee, Golden Age Cinema, and a rooftop gym with outdoor cafe. Designed by Breathe Architecture and constructed by Calida.
Photography by Katherine Lu

Flower Child Warringah

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Calida completed the fit out of the second Flower Child restaurant, located in the Warringah Westfield Shopping Centre. The unique circular rotunda is complemented with abundant greenery and plantation style furniture, creating an urban conservatory feel.
Designed by Acme & Co.
Photography by Jovan Matlioski.

The Buena

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Iconic Mosman Pub, The Buena Vista Hotel, was transformed into The Buena by SJB and Tess Regan. Featuring a series of new dining and bar areas, the space is now inviting, light and modern with details in mahogany, brass, stone and glass set against a neutral palette.
Constructed by Calida. Photography by Jovan Matlioski.



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The flagship Sydney Omega store at 20 Martin Place was officially opened by brand ambassador, Cindy Crawford, in 2017.
Built by Calida, the store is the retailer’s largest in Australia and spans two levels, and over 847 square metres.

The Village Inn

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Well known Irish pub, Durty Nelly’s was transformed into The Village Inn in 2015. Designed by Alexander and Co., the heritage building has undergone a complete refurbishment, with an elegant fit out evoking old world charm. It is a beautiful site reinvigorated with exposed brick, wall tiling, leather banquettes, solid wooden floors and a hand wrought communal bar all gently glowing from the warmth of hammered glass wall lights.

Designed by Alexander & Co.
Photography via Concrete Playground

Grand Duk

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Grand Duk is a contemporary restaurant housed in the ground level forecourt of the iconic Grosvenor Place office building which was designed by Harry Seidler. The 125m² space features a mixture of high and low dining options, communal tables and leather booths as well as an eleven meter long bar constructed from hand scrapped black timber and aged brass.

Working in close consultation with Harry Seidler & Associates, the final design for Grand Duk is understated with open booths and banquettes and a spine-like wine display and a muted palette of brass, green leather and green onyx.

Grand Duk is the newest partner of the Naked Duck, a restaurant that has found great success on Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Designed by Humphrey + Edwards
Images by Ben Guthrie


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Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro at Barangaroo Sydney is a contemporary homage to history and old-world elegance, capitalising on the unique natural light of the harbour to enhance the elegant interior. With seating for over 200 people, the large waterfront restaurant features antique columns, terracotta tiles and hanging indoor plants creating a Victorian conservatory feel.

Designed by Luchetti Krelle
Images via Broadsheet Sydney

Plumpton Hotel

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Calida Projects were engaged by the Laundy Hotel group for the construction and refurbishment of the Plumpton Hotel.
The works consisted of demolishing the existing bistro, amenities, back of house and external beer garden at the front and redeveloping and joining the new build with the current building.

The designers, Bergstrom Architects, liaised with the client and wanted to open up the space and create a modern bar and bistro. The left wing of the hotel was completely re-developed from ground up including the structure, facade and internal.

The front beer garden had foundation footings excavated and were poured with a new concrete slab. A galvanised structural steel portal frame was erected for the structure of the hotel and the envelope of the building encased with masonry, glazed windows, exotec timber cladding and metal roofing.

Internally the space was eloquently divided into a number of area’s including a new covered outdoor terrace, bar, bistro, lounge, function room, amenities and kids play area.

Features of the hotel include a beautiful 360 degree fire place in the centre of the outdoor terrace, Newport rock cladding around the fire place and western walls, exposed black trusses in the function room and feature metal ceiling panels and bespoke joinery.

All services where upgraded and first-rate applications added including Cbus lighting & electrical, mechanical climate control, gas service for fire place and high end gas heaters, audio visual and kitchen services.

The project commenced in August 2015, with the construction taking 4 months to December 2015.

The Monkeys

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The Monkeys head office was relocated in May 2015, designed by Akin Creative it displays custom made timber workstations for all its employees as well as a large display of greenery throughout. The office has a “laid back” and “chilled” theme to it making all employees feel extra comfortable.
The two-level 1200m2 office fit out uses its high ceilings, exposed concrete floor finish, exposed structural steel rafters and calm theme to its advantage. Calida was engaged as the builder, but successfully project managed the base build works which included renovations to the existing building, as well as construction of the new amenities blocks.

West Village

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Calida was engaged to refurbish the existing White Cockatoo Hotel, located in Petersham. The refurbishment included a complete internal knock down of all existing walls, ceilings whilst retaining the envelope of the building. A complete upgrade to the Main Bar, Gaming Room and new additions such as “The Winter Garden” and outdoor “Greenhouse”. A facelift to the kitchen, bathrooms and façade of the building gave the newly named “West Village” a much needed upgrade. Calida worked extensively with architects Alexander & Co. to ensure a high quality project was delivered on time.
Photography by Jovan Matlioski

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