The Burcham is a residential development that challenges conventions with its environmental approach and sensitive adaptation of a significant heritage building in Rosebery, in Sydney’s southern suburbs.

Stable Property Group engaged Urbis to provide town planning services to prepare the development application for their first residential project in Sydney.

The Burcham is a redevelopment of Rosebery’s 1918 Wrigley’s Gum factory and the name is borrowed from the original building’s architect, John Burcham Clamp.

Designed by leading architects Allen Jack + Cottier, the redevelopment sees the adaptive reuse of the historic factory and the building of two new wings of apartments surrounding a landscaped courtyard. Roof tops combine solar panels to power lighting throughout the development and accessible garden terraces.

Located within the Green Square Urban Renewal Precinct, this development was the result of the City of Sydney Design Competition, and through a contribution towards community infrastructure, achieved the full potential floor space under the planning controls.

We secured approval for a contemporary adaptation of the former Wrigley’s Gum Factory in Rosebery, which is emerging as a new high-density residential neighbourhood, close to open spaces and a future light rail corridor.