Work is currently underway at Pacific House in Lonsdale Street. JCB’s proposal will see the CBD landmark become a five-storey building comprising three restaurant/bar levels, one dedicated kitchen level, a new basement level and an enclosable rooftop bar. The existing building’s unique architectural style and sculptural elements provided the pivot points for the design. Re-utilising the existing levels, the building will feature an open rooftop carefully perched above the existing facade. While the façade will remain largely unchanged, activation along the Lonsdale and Drewery Lane boundary will invite an enhanced laneway culture. The composition of the rooftop has been designed to maximise the small footprint of the site and frame a 180 degree, southerly skyline vantage with morning and evening sunlight.