Kane to refurbish Burton Street Tabernacle, Sydney

The Burton Street Tabernacle is a special building to many Sydney-siders. Located on the corner of Burton and Palmer Streets in East Sydney, it was a Baptist church from 1887 to 1996.

Kane Constructions has been appointed to transform the Tabernacle via the creation of a contemporary 200 seat performing arts space, a new foyer and a gallery, cafe and bar. Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, works on the $8 million construction contract will commence immediately.        

The Tabernacle was reportedly the source of inspiration for Arthur Stace, who famously scribed ‘Eternity’ on Sydney streets and landmark buildings over a period of 35 years.

In 2004 when the City of Sydney purchased the building, it was in a state of disrepair. Community consultation in 2007 revealed that residents and business owners in the area were keen for more cultural and community facilities, so the City began planning for an exciting new venue.

The restoration of the Tabernacle will breathe new life back into this unique building and create a community and cultural hub in the heart of East Sydney.

Kane is pleased to again team with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects following the success of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the Kane Constructions Sydney Office in Waterloo.