Mount Street Walk Terraces

Date Built: 2000

Architect: Tonkin Zulaikha Architects

Contemporary terraces bounded by Cadigal Ave, Bowman St, John St and Mount Street Walk. Site of CSR research laboratory near John St end, and occupying the once residential area of McCredie and New Streets.

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Mount Street Walk Terraces


Decorative staircase in the research laboratory 1 McCredie Street ca 1945 Research laboratory Pyrmont c1939 Research laboratory and railway cutting, laying line for the light rail West side of Mount Street Walk Terraces

Designed by Zulaikha Greer and completed in 2000, these terrace houses front a street created after CSR departed and Lend Lease moved in.

In CSR’s heyday two streets – McCredie and New – ran between Bowman and Harvey. Mount Street Walk runs between these streets, closer to New than McCredie.

Houses on New Street dated from 1875: those on McCredie date back another decade, i.e. they are older than CSR’s occupation of the site, and were soon overshadowed by industrial buildings. When CSR moved out, these houses and facilities attracted archaeological surveys.

The refinery itself grew up across narrow Bowman Street; the research laboratory developed beyond Harvey, where Mount Street Walk now meets John Street. The engineering works east of McCredie were the most alarming neighbours: during the Second World War they were adapted to produce artillery shells, gun barrels and Verey pistols.