The Revy

We are thrilled to announce that The REVY, one of Australia’s most iconic residential developments has won the Excellence in Urban Renewal/Adaptive Re-use award at the UDIA Crown Group Awards for Excellence 2020.

Congratulations to Aqualand Australia and all of the project team involved in this adaptive reuse residential landmark and sincere thanks to UDIA for this exciting news. PTW worked with Aqualand Australia, Infinity Constructions Group Pty. Ltd. and the consultant project team to revitalise this unique building once known as Royal Edward Victualling Yard (REVY) on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour at 8 Darling Island Road, Pyrmont into 44 residences.

It’s been an enlightening journey since PTW Architects started to work on the transformation of The Revy, one of Pyrmont’s longest-standing Grade One listed waterfront landmarks. Collaborating closely with D5 (heritage), we designed new openings and new cantilevered balconies that needed to be sympathetic to the original design by Walter Liberty Vernon. Built circa 1912, the eight storey Royal Edward Victualling Yard, Building C (The Revy), now comprises 44 residences, including one north-facing penthouse. A three storey basement sits alongside, and partially beneath the public footpath. Two storey townhouses sit within the rusticated basalt base, with generous double height spaces allowing full appreciation of the original volumes. The requirement to accommodate six apartments per core in this very narrow footprint, required an external core expression that would contrast with the existing brick building, but also not visually dominate. The two new external glass cores are placed on Darling Island Road, while the waterfront façade remains largely unaltered but for small, discrete and delicate insertions.