Developer Time & Place has revealed plans to transform Melbourne’s Hotel Lindrum into a 10,000 sqm office building.  

The developer has submitted plans to Melbourne City Council to redevelop the hotel at 26-30 Flinders Street, which was acquired in March 2022.  

The property was purchased with an existing permit in place for a 30-level hotel and residential project. 

The new plans propose 10,000 sqm of premium office space, club house style end-of-trip provisions, and ground floor hospitality space, in a central hub.  

The project will target a 5-Star Green Rating and 5.5 Star NABERS.  

Time & Place expect to commence construction on Hotel Lindrum in late-2023, with works estimated to be completed in 2026. 

Architecture firm FJMT Studio has outlined the new design vision, proposing to enhance and expand upon the existing heritage building by creating a contemporary landmark grade office experience.  

The triple-fronted Hotel Lindrum is one of the CBD’s most recognised facades, originally designed by Ward & Carleton in the early 1900s for Griffiths Brothers Tea Merchants.  

In the 1920s, it was transformed into the headquarters for the Herald empire and later became Lindrum’s billiards centre, before being converted to a hotel in 1999.  

The 380 square metre office floors will enjoy protected views across some of Melbourne’s iconic views of the Yarra, the Botanic Gardens, art and sporting precincts.  

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to inject new life into the Hotel Lindrum, and believe that the revised plans offer a dynamic and responsive design to honour the history of the site,” Time & Place’s director Tim Price said. 

“Time & Place has always been driven to acquire meaningful sites that align with our overarching philosophy, to make for interesting living. We’re really proud of the innovation we deliver in rethinking office space, particularly at our latest projects Victoria Place and Bourke and Bowden in Alexandria. 

“With Victoria Place now at completion, we’re looking forward working closely with FJMT again, extending our presence in Melbourne’s East End as we transform this historic building into vibrant, contemporary offices, paying homage to the history of the address.”