6-8 Crewe Place, Roseberry, NSW

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About the project
Key Details
  • About The Project

    Heritage 21 worked closely with Ed Horton and Danny Flynn of Stable Properties to convert this former chewing gum factory into a residential flat building.

  • Project summary

    Heritage 21 participated in the conversion of the former Wrigley’s chewing gum factory building in Rosebery into a residential flat building called ‘Burcham’. The building won the UDIA award in 2019 under the ‘Medium Density’ category for the best building in NSW for 75 dwellings and over.

  • What was done

    The 1918 building was converted from a factory into an office building in the 1980s and then from an office building into a residential flat building.

  • Time frame

    Approximately 4 years from design to construction sign off.

Services provided
  • Heritage Management Report
  • Statement of Heritage Impact
  • On-site Heritage Architect
  • Heritage Sign off Report
  • Archaeological Potential Report
  • Conservation Management Plan
  • Interpretation strategy
Why was the work undertaken?

An opportunity arose for the erstwhile chewing gum factory to be converted into a residential apartment while simultaneously allowing for conservation of the original 1918 building. Some of the major features of the building is the brickwork and very early use of reinforced concrete- amongst the earliest use of that new building technology in Australia.

Who was the work completed for?

The developers for the project were Ed Horton and Danny Flynn from Stable Properties


A very positive outcome resulted from close collaboration of Heritage 21 with Stable Properties (developer) and AJC Architects along with numerous other consultants. The client was directly instrumental in the conservation works and had a high regard for the significance of the building. This attitude strongly encouraged everybody working on the project to highly appreciate the intrinsic heritage values comprised on the site.

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What our clients
& partners say:

“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”

Jose Serrao
Registered Architect

“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”

Andres Caceres
Level 33

“Thank you for all your work preparing this Statement of Heritage. I sat down yesterday and had a good read cover to cover, and felt very appreciative of your level of research and detailed consideration of our requirements.”

Varuna', Katoomba

“Just wanted to let you know, Council agreed with us in our application to reinstate the front facade! I am so excited. I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this across the line. ”

Jane Frawley

“It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team as well!”

Holding Redlich

“Dear Heritage 21 team - This is an excellent result, thank you for all your work.”

Sevda Cemil

“Sites with heritage values present great opportunities, however often can be easily derailed if clear, concise and timely advice is not provide at the earliest stages of site planning. I have worked with Heritage 21 over numerous projects across Sydney and have found them to be valuable project partners in the development process. ”

Vince Hardy
Urban Planning Consultant, Cityscapeplanning+projects

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