Carter Williamson Architects

Hinchcliff House Wool Store


Hinchcliff House, a largely intact vernacular wool store of the mid-19th century, is of State heritage significance due to its historic and representative values. The building takes its name from former owner and operator Andrew Hinchcliff, referred to as “the wool king of his day” was reputedly one of the best judges of Australian wool.

The building will be restored and reinterpreted for retail use, drawing on past, present and future stories of the city area and the wool store itself. Entering a hidden, basement bar via a former fire door to Loftus Lane will provide an intimate venue for tourists and locals alike.

Tucked just behind Customs House, Circular Quay, holding one of the key corners of the Young & Loftus precinct, Hinchcliff House opens its former loading bays over three storeys to engage with streets, lanes and citizens.


AMP Capital has been working with the City of Sydney and the New South Wales Government to develop a Masterplan for Quay Quarter Sydney.

Carter Williamson Architects are proud to be part of the collaborative team working on this significant part of the city.

– Quay Quarter Tower (50 Bridge Street) – 3XN and BVN
– 33 Alfred Street – JPW
– 2-10 Loftus Street – MAKE Architecture
– 16-20 Loftus Street – Silvester Fuller
– 9-17 Young Street – SJB
– Hinchcliff House – Carter Williamson
– Public Domain – Aspect Studios
– Gallipoli Memorial Club – Lippmann Partnership

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