In the heart of Darlinghurst's culturally rich and vibrant urban scene on the corner of Liverpool and Forbes Streets, rests the former First Church of Christ, Scientist. It is an architectural icon, soon to be reimagined by the award-winning combination of Cornerstone and SJB Architects.



  • 262 Liverpool Street is like nothing ever before created. It weaves together heritage and contemporary design to create an astonishing union of tradition and modernity. This artful reimagining displays an architecture of contrast where the spirit and generosity of the past meets cutting-edge thought.

  • The imaginative design by SJB derives from the formal geometry, immense volumes and austerity of the original church, combined with a desire to leave the existing fabric untouched. It allows the church's monumental proportions to remain, overlaid by the light and playful qualities of the new interventions.

  • The grand portico at the Liverpool Street entrance

  • From the ground floor portico entry, the Grand Hall shapes an equally grand arrival and meeting space. Throughout the new overlaid design, the simplicity and integrity of the building is preserved and celebrated. Transparent burgundy glass and linished steel frame the commanding room while allowing its lofty heritage features to shine through.

  • In the reimagined Sunday School, beautifully lit interiors are your canvas. It pairs contemporary open plan spaces with smaller, more intimate rooms to create an ideal balance of scale and privacy. Elegant parquetry floors, magnificently restored original bathrooms and a landscaped alfresco terrace offer an exciting workplace of compelling contrasts.

  • Experience the volume, the extraordinary detailing and profuse light in 262 Liverpool Street's remarkable new rooftop addition. The light well and staircase lead up to the elevated communal rooftop garden, a space that fosters community within the building while capturing wonderful city skyline views.

  • Nestled into the building's crown, level two and the roof garden capture incredible northern views over the city and harbour. The sheer diversity of the conversion's grand, open plan studios paired with intimate and private meditative spaces is a triumph of progressive workspace design. Rise above it all to enjoy post-work drinks or time out overlooking the glittering Sydney cityscape and its magnificent blue water harbour.

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  • Mark Carnegie Big-Thinking Investor

    As part of the team now converting his home-within-a-church into a high-end-creative-space-within-a-church, Carnegie sees it as the perfect place to attract quality young talent. "Less than a kilometre east of the CBD with proximity to train stations, Surry Hills, Potts Point and the city, Darlinghurst has a lot going for it."

  • Remo Giuffre TEDxSydney Founder & Licensee

    "I guess you could call me Darlinghurst born and blooded. I like the diversity of the neighbourhood ... the characters and the history. You get the feeling that lots has happened over many years and to many people."

  • Amanda Maple-Brown Filmmaker & Owner APY Gallery

    "There's nothing vanilla about Darlinghurst. People walking their dogs at the same time each day, the old ladies who've lived here 40 years or more, locals chatting at street tables at the Darlo Bar. It's super convenient, always interesting, and filled with community."

  • Eugenio Maiale Owner A Tavola

    "Everyone here, locals and business owners alike, we all support each other. We're an authentic restaurant in an authentic neighbourhood. There are people from all walks of life here. There's always energy in the street, always something happening."

  • Marc Polese Owner Beppi's

    "Beppi's will have been open 63 years this year. In that time, many celebrities have dined there –Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Neil Armstrong, Mick Jagger, Netanyahu, Rihanna, Pink, Ben Stiller –the list goes on."

  • Nick Palumbo Founder Gelato Messina

    "Arriving from Adelaide, I just gravitated towards Victoria Street's vibe – people queuing for coffee at places like Latteria and Bar Coluzzi, eating and chatting from parked cars, the mix of wealth and gritty street life – there's nothing like this street in Australia."

  • Sven Almenning MD & Owner The Speakeasy Group

    "Before I opened my bars, I ran an agency in Darlinghurst. It was fantastic for staff – many of whom lived in or around the area – and awesome for clients who wanted to get out of their stuffy offices and hang in a more creative environment. Its proximity to the city and public transport is a big plus."

  • Terry Kaljo CEO Contemporary Hotels

    "I love Darlinghurst for its ever-changing face. I like that the area has matured, evolved and grown up as I have. Cafe culture was born in Darlinghurst and the bar scene beats all other Sydney precincts. Tilly Devine's, Rey's and Bills are typical of the Darlo vibe and my regular drop-ins."

  • Warren Livingstone Owner Hyde Park House

    "Businesses and people like the bohemian vibe on the cusp of the CBD without the overcrowding. It's a five minute brisk walk to DJs, Hyde Park's on the doorstep, but Darlinghurst feels a world away from anonymous glass and steel of the city."

  • OTama Carey Owner & Chef Lankan Filling Station

    "I settled on Darlinghurst because I wanted to create a place that made this amazing food accessible to inner city diners. Like a lot of young people, I used to hang out in Darlinghurst all the time. I practically grew up in places like the Darlo Bar, the Green Park Hotel and Bill and Toni's."

  • Daniel Jones Owner G.A. Zink & Sons

    "Our clients are judges, barristers, bankers, grooms and city types who mostly walk up through Hyde Park to get away from the downtown bustle for an hour or so. Darlinghurst is a stone's throw from everywhere yet retains that sense of neighbourhood that the city lacks. It's what makes working here so easy."

  • Emily Chambers Brand Director WM Media

    "We wanted to be in Darlinghurst. The environment with its creative vibe, energy and like-minded industry close by, made it an easy choice. Darlinghurst is moments from the CBD, however you're just that distance out that you don't feel like you are in the traditional corporate working environment."

  • James Khoury Co-owner The Rusty Rabbit

    "When we got to know the locals, we recognised how amazing Darlinghurst is. Everyone is so welcoming and always filled with positivity. They really made us feel at home. It's a great community to be involved in and be around. There's every age and gender here, the rich and not-so-rich, people from every walk of life and social strata."

  • David Art Wales Ministry of Culture

    "Darlinghurst is like an older man or woman you befriend at a party. First, they strike you as witty and elegant, but as the friendship develops you learn about their chequered past – as a streetwalker, convict, junkie and artist – and the more you learn, the more you love them."

  • Steven Alderton Director National Art School

    "Staff, students and the art school have long had a great affinity with Darlinghurst, and many institutions, businesses, the cafés and galleries around the suburb maintain close ties with the school. Since the 1960s, the Darlo Bar has been a favourite haunt for our people. We still go for Friday drinks upstairs in the beer garden."

  • Louise Walsh CEO Future Generation Companies

    "Colourful characters, young families, old timers. It's an amazing little village. We have everyone from the well-heeled legal and finance fraternity to a world-renowned heart researcher, young couples, families and retirees. The place has an enormous spirit of generosity and friendliness. It has a great heart."


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