Timeless artistry… Elegant femininity... An allusion of irreverence…
Winner of the 2008 API Heritage development award - The Hardwick Building Sparta Place.
459-475 Sydney Rd, Brunswick is a heritage listed "landmark building". Formerly a branch of John H. Hooper's drapery stores, it was built in 1908 by progressive architects of the time H.W. & F.B. Tompkins, whose other credits include the Myers buildings in Bourke and Lonsdale Streets, City and the Dimmey's Store in Swan Street, Richmond.
Derelict for 10 years, Mariana Hardwick has breathed new life into this grand old dame. The iconic development finally restoring the integrity of this gorgeous building, and its important place in Sydney Road, as a retail precinct and Melbourne icon, it is also the home of the labels state of the art bridal emporium, manufacturing department and head office.
One hundred years ago this year, Hooper's Store opened with much fanfare. It is fitting that the spotlight should now be on the building once again in its centenary.
Mariana said 'the new building is enabled us to move into a whole new and exciting phase in the Mariana Hardwick label.'
'I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be the catalyst in the restoration and renewal of this gorgeous building. The site is now set to become a significant community precinct.'
The Mariana Hardwick bridal emporium is one of the retail stores that form the Sparta fashion, retail and café precent. Others include Ruby Patootie, Digging for Apples, Tre espresso, Deans Art, Brunswick Holistic Health and many more. For more information call 03 9388 0388
The Hardwick Building
459 - 475 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
p. + 61 3 9388 0399
f. + 61 3 9388 0388
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Shop 2/146 Spit Rd. Mosman
Ph 02 9960 5746
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p. (03) 6234 1150
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Mt Hawthorn. WA 6016
p. +61 8 9444 9866
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