Madad Property & Growth Australia – 39 Kennigo Street – Heritage Workspaces

Two boutique office tenancies transformed into semi-agile spec suites that acknowledge the building’s heritage charm.

ThomsonAdsett worked closely with the builder, Growth Australia and property owner, Madad Property, to refurbish two dated office fitouts into spec suites in an iconic, Brisbane pre-1916 heritage building.

The project drivers sought a highly marketable, leasable and flexible workplace design that paid tribute to the original character of building. Once used as the horse stables for the neighbouring bread factory, the new design fuses traditional with contemporary elements in a sensitive, charming and pragmatic way.

An industrial-style materials and details palette is used throughout the Interiors, reminiscent of the original fabric of site. Charcoal tones, concrete, brass and oak dress the built form, allowing the traditional brickwork and intricate trusswork to become true showpieces in each tenancy. Complementary feature colours have also been used in the fabrics and carpet to strategically create zones within the open plan areas, which incorporate a mix of conventional and flexible/agile working areas to appeal to a wide range of tenants and their working styles.

Due to time, budget and construction intricacies arising from the heritage-nature of the site, the project was successfully delivered via a Design & Construct (D&C) approach. Our team invested in a very hands on and collaborative approach with both the builder and client which greatly assisted with navigating the common complexities associated with heritage projects.


Growth Australia

Madad Property


Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Heritage Design

Interior Design

Signage Design


Completed 2019




Tenancy 1: 195sqm
Tenancy 2: 415sqm