In 2019, we were approached by the owner of Olinda Tea house with the intention of extending the existing commercial kitchen to increase its capacity. The extension is consisted of a pastry kitchen, an additional cool room and extensive storage area.
The Existing building design is an excellent example of contemporary Australian architecture and we make sure the extension matching the existing building design. We used cedar cladding with exposed glulam structural beams to support the roof above.
Working drawings and engineering were produced by our in house designer and engineer in consultation with the builder and the owner. It is worth mentioning that the project town planning approval was managed in record time by our building designer as Yarra Ranges Council is usually quite challenging on such project.
The extension was completed within 3 months while Olinda Tea House kept operating. It definitely added some complexity to the whole building process, mainly in managing deliveries in early morning hours before the restaurant opens.
The extension is now proudly standing opposite main car park of Olinda Tea House and whenever we are visiting for lovely diner or corporate event we are proud of this particular project.