The heritage listed Lux Foundry was built in 1891 for the Brunswick Gas & Coke Company, the complex made and distributed gas to the Brunswick Council for street lighting as well as to the local community for domestic consumption, closing in 1904.
The Lux Foundry purchased the site in 1906 and the retort house served as the company’s workshop for making their popular Lux brand stoves until the late 1950s. In the early 1960’s the site was taken over by the Ferrier Company who manufactured the iconic chef oven until production was moved interstate in 2001. In 2009 the Lux Foundry was converted into office space, partition walls, basic services and a car park were all added to the site.
Stokes Rousseau, working closely with Studio OSK, have been engaged to help the site reach its full potential. A once basic ‘shell’ will be transformed into a modern and diverse workplace with the addition of a new commercial grade kitchen, ensuite, and boardroom. Oozing with architectural features and lighting it is sure to become the benchmark for all the adjoining office spaces which make up the Lux Foundry complex.