Gladstone businessmen to revamp historic Rocky building
IN THE past six months the owners of Gladstone's Lightbox, Benito Zussino and Peter Hawkins, have been brewing a mysterious new project in the grand old Headricks building on Rockhampton's East St.
With a nod to its history, Headricks Lane will draw guests into its breathtaking interior, featuring stunning raw materials juxtaposed with natural bespoke beauty.
There will be a microbrewery showcasing some of Australia's hottest brewers, a bar, formal and casual dining, a function space for weddings and events and a meeting space.
The project is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
The architect responsible for breathing new life into the state-heritage-listed building at 189 East St is Scott Petherick, of SP Studio.
He was born and raised in Gladstone and spent the past 15 years working on high-profile projects in Europe and the US.
Mr Petherick said he was excited by Rockhampton's wonderful heritage architecture.
"The Headricks building, in particular, has an incredible history but has been largely neglected for the past four or five decades," he said.
"It was a privilege to help give it new life and contribute to the revitalisation of the city centre."
Mr Petherick and the project team have worked closely with Rockhampton Regional Council and McGrath Real Estate, which share their passion for rejuvenating Rockhampton's central business district.
Headricks Lane will open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will employ 40 staff.