Building and Project Management

Camden Valley Inn

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The historic Camden Valley Inn has reopened after a major ten-month renovation by Calida, ushering in a new era for the heritage-listed former milk bar. Set on around five acres, the upgraded and restored venue now offers multiple bars, a brand new dining area, a cafe, a pizzeria, accommodation, tab and gaming facilities, a brand new beer garden, covered terrace, and both private and semi-private function spaces.

Photography via Camden Valley Inn

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

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.

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

Gerrale St Kitchen

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Feros Group & Humphrey + Edwards collaborated their hospitality and design knowledge to create Gerrale St Kitchen & Takeaway.

Calida were engaged to complete the fit out of Commercial Tenancy 1 & 2, 19 -21 Gerrale St Cronulla. The commercial tenancy was the largest space offered below the award winning Breeze Apartments by Sammuts Developments.

A fresh, spacious, open plan design was created and constructed successfully to programme, whilst maintaining the highest level of detail. This marks another empowering project delivered for the Calida/Humphrey + Edwards relationship.
Photography by Jovan Matlioski.

Flower Child Chatswood

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Calida was engaged to undertake the fit out of Flower Child, which is a tangent of the well-known business, The Grounds of Alexandria. Established in the newly renovated Chatswood Westfield Shopping Centre, with its large steel “bird” cage looking café area, accommodated with a small but effective kitchen & cool room.

The café accommodates a vast amount of greenery, recycled timber panelling, as well as feature tiling to the floors & walls with antique stone bench tops. Flower Child maximises every inch of the space within the shopping centre, which was designed by the internationally award winning Acme & Co.

Photography by Jovan Matlioski

Bowery Lane

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Bowery Lane is a hospitality venue located within the lobby of a commercial building consisting of a restaurant, bar and café. Calida was originally appointed as the builder but was also required to assist in the
design development and design approval process as the premises is surrounded by existing base building
services and structures that required detailed coordination. The final outcome was a successfully delivered and
managed project with extremely happy clients and designers.

Designed by Gensler

Photography by Jovan Matlioski

Archie Rose

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Calida were commissioned to undertake the construction
of the new Archie Rose Distilling Co. in Rosebery NSW.

Archie Rose is the first distilling company to serve
the city of Sydney since 1853.

The project consists of a distillery, where the
production of alcohol occurs, and the bar,
where the creations of the distillery can be sampled
along with a wide variety of alcohol and cocktails.

The bar also features a V.I.P Mezzanine area for
private functions and tastings.

Calida worked closely with architects Acme & Co.
to ensure a high level of quality and architectural intent in
conjunction with the coordination of services required
in a complex project such as this.

Designed by Acme

Photography by Murray Fredericks

Daniel San

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The new Manly Pacific Hotel underwent a facelift, turning
into a Japanese Rock and Roll bar on the shores of Manly Beach.

With a new main bar, seating and gaming areas it included
a typical Japanese style fit out with large amounts of
propping and fixtures.

The new Neon District features plywood and strand board
banquettes, with all new neon lighting and old school
gaming machines.

The project was fitted out within a 12 week construction
period for Fraser Short of The Sydney Collective Group.

Designed by Alexander & Co

Photography by Murray Fredericks


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Located in Campbell St Surry Hills, Surly’s is a split level
American style Dive bar with an amazing warm relaxed feel

throughout. Both levels include bars and dining areas for
Surly's famous finger-licking food.
The Ground level is your typical Rock n Roll sports bar with
bulky rough sawn Oregon hardwood timber throughout.

The top level consists of American Shuffle boards and classic
arcade games for enjoyable entertainment, along with
relaxing couches.

Fitout works to the ground floor consisted of the installation of
a new bar with fixed stool seating, with exposed brick finish to
high level walls and a rough sawn Oregon timber panelling to the
low levels, an illuminated back of bar drink shrine, with warm
lighting to create the perfect feel.

Whilst on the first, installation of a new bar with back of bar
shelving the installation of a new stage, again exposed brick to
the perimeter walls with timber panelling to low level, and
custom made booth seating was created.
A successful result for all parties involved.

Designed by Alexander & Co

Photography by Jovan Matlioski
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