Rockpool Bar & Grill

Restaurant refit hits the right spot

If Melbourne is Australia’s food Mecca, then Rockpool is debatably its high temple. With a reputation like that, it was unsurprising that SHAPE should be chosen to head up a task force charged with a major refurbishment.

Working to a complex design by awarding-winning Melbourne architects, SHAPE  overcame a series of challenges that included:

  • Complex structural steelwork
  • Tight timeframe and noise restrictions
  • Incorporation of heavy frameless operable windows

The two-phase project covered the refurbishment of the main 186 seat restaurant and the enclosure and fitout of a restaurant in an existing terrace. The intricate nature of the restaurant required a range of functions beyond the dining area; a new bar, a refurbished commercial kitchen and a display cool room, including an oyster preparation area and a crustacean tank.


“Quality of the fitout is extremely important. SHAPE worked well with my team to finish different bespoke projects.”

Talis Sterns

General Manager, Crown Ltd Construction & Development

Client: Crown Ltd

Floor Area: 186 seat restaurant

Delivery Model: Lump sum

Location: Southbank, Melbourne

State: VIC

Project type: Refurbishment

Completion date: February 2007

Duration: 13 weeks

Sector: Hotels

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