Maylands Lodge | Philp lighton architects pty ltd

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice


COMMERCIAL Architecture

Built between 1885 and 1887, Maylands has been a grand family home, the Hobart Girls’ Industrial School, the Salvation Army Home for Girls and the Salvo’s State Headquarters. All had left their marks on the building. Making clear what is old and what is new is fundamental in the work. Twelve stately ensuite bedroom suites, a restaurant dining room, commercial kitchen and cocktail bar, complete with basement cellar, have been fashioned into the building envelope, and together with the refurbishment of all other spaces, have reinterpreted the Lodge with a refreshed contemporary, yet sympathetic, colour pallette, fittings, fixtures and amenities. To refurbish this exquisite piece of colonial architecture as a sustainable landmark within suburban Hobart has taken talent, time and considerable fortitude. The owners are to be commended for taking this leap of faith into contemporary heritage design and refurbishment. Philp Lighton Architects is proud to have been the architects for this project.

Maylands Lodge | Philp Lighton Architects | Photographer: Ali Davis

Client perspective:
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“The architecture of the Maylands refurbishment has created a warm and comfortable ambience highlighting the grandeur of the original heritage mansion. Common themes throughout have allowed the lodge to develop its own unique identity whilst each room has been individually designed to best suit the existing surrounds. Despite only recently opening, guest feedback consistently includes compliments on the design that is integral to the overall experience of what is already a nationally awarded property that has enjoyed bookings beyond our expectations ensuring a commercial success. We are convinced some of this is due to the high standard of the refurbishment.” 



Aldanmark Project Management – Builder

Aldanmark Engineers – Structural Engineer

Aldanmark Engineers – Civil Consultant

Aldanmark Engineers – Hydraulic Consultant

Philp Lighton Architects in association with Katie Gardner – Interior Designer

Aldanmark Project Management – Construction Manager

Holdfast Building Surveying – Building Surveyor

Philp Lighton Architects in association with Aldanmark Project Management – Landscape Consultant

Aldanmark Project Management – Project Manager

Philp Lighton Architects – Heritage Consultant

Katie Gardner in association with Handmark Gallery – Artwork Curator

Castellan Consulting – Fire Engineering

Neil Shepherd & Associates – Town Planner

Ali Davis Photography – Photographer

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