The Store sits within a heritage building, a former Late Victorian warehouse building constructed in the boom period c1885, and converted to apartments c1989. The building is load bearing brick perimeter walls, timber and cast iron columns internally. The retail space shows off the charming characteristics of a rare Victorian warehouse. One of the standout features of the space is the cast iron columns stamped with the emblem of the Phoenix Foundry, Derby England - and predate the building by decades. The store design does much to tie in the links of the stores history while at the same time providing a wonderful space to display the most modern bicycle technology.
For over 40 years, Clarence St Cyclery has been a meeting point and a destination for the international cycling community. A generous hall-like volume is much more than a retail space; it is a communal area for the cycling public. Clarence St Cyclery holds many events for both customers and vendors. From brand releases to cycling dinners with the likes of Phil Liggett and Mike Tomalaris. Clarence Street Cyclery spans over three floors and has hundreds of individual models of bikes on display. The space can be easily cleared for events of all types.
Architecturally, the fit-out is sensitive, sustainable and innovative. Enormous Australian hardwood windows create vignettes from the street that engage passers-by with hints of what lies inside. The restored loading dock opens the store to a forgotten cobblestone lane at the rear of the store. The cast iron columns, silky brickwork and overhead timber joists are warm and enduring. The materials and surfaces are unblemished, and in some cases, remain as they were found. Juxtaposed against the heritage features is a contemporary and colour-filled mural, highlighting Sydney’s iconic features whilst evoking the freedom and vitality that is cycling.
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