Innovation & Excellence Awards Website 2015

This award recognises innovation excellence in heritage related development or adaptive reuse projects. The award recognises outstanding conservation projects, adaptive reuse of existing buildings/sites or high-quality infill development within an historic context.

Eligible heritage projects must be listed on a local, state or national or world heritage register. Projects involving the renewal of historic precincts that are listed or contain listed buildings are also eligible.

Eligible entrants will be projects that have been operating for at least one year as at 31 December 2014 and have not previously won the award. 

The award is open to members of the Property Council of Australia only.

S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage Development (5 finalists)

Name of Development State Owner Nominator
Brisbane City Hall Restoration  QLD Brisbane City Council Thinc
Gantry NSW City Freeholds Pty Ltd Parkview Group Pty Ltd
Legion House (at Liberty Place) NSW GPT Wholesale Fund, LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund III and ISPT Core Fund Grocon
Newcastle Museum Redevelopment NSW City of Newcastle ISIS Group Australia
University of Sydney Fisher Library NSW University of Sydney ISIS Group Australia



S4B studio brings together a committed team of engineering professionals in a range of engineering disciplines dedicated to working with its clients to deliver creative engineering solutions.
Brisbane City Hall Restoration (QLD)
Owned by Brisbane City Council and nominated by Thinc

The Brisbane City Hall restoration demonstrates how heritage buildings can be upgraded to meet new best practice benchmarks without losing their character or charm.  A thoughtful conservation – using innovative technologies and state-of-the-art design – has re-equipped the Hall for its role at the centre of Brisbane’s civic, cultural, and community life.