7 September 2018
The iconic T.C. Beirne name has returned to one of Brisbane’s most historic buildings.
New signage erected this week marks the symbolic completion of the remarkable restoration of the heritage listed T.C. Beirne & Co. on Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.
Joint venture partner David Mann, said “the T.C. Beirne department store was built and expanded on over a number of years from 1902 and still to this day is a household name in Brisbane”.
“For decades people knew T.C. Beirne & Co. as the place to shop for fashion”.
“Now returned its former glory, the heritage listed T.C. Beirne & Co. is bringing premium dining and retail back to the heart of The Valley.”
Irishman, Thomas Charles Beirne (born 1860) was the founder and director of the T.C. Beirne department stores. He became one of Queensland’s wealthiest businessmen and remained active in the business right up until his death in 1949. David Jones bought out the store in the 1960s and it continued to trade before closing in 1973.
The building’s historic features, including the iconic Brunswick and Duncan Street façades, exposed original columns and a striking glass atrium, have been magnificently showcased by award-winning design studio Hassell.
Located at the heart of Fortitude Valley, the contemporary ground floor has been designed by Buchan Group architects and creates inviting linkages between the Brunswick and Duncan Street Malls.
Set to open in October 2018, this much sort after retail space has already attracted major dining and leisure tenants including the Beirne Lane bar and restaurant and Brisbane’s first B. Lucky & Sons delivering a complete entertainment experience.
In addition, the upper level 11,000m2 of commercial space is already open for business after being repositioned and is home to a number of leading tech and innovation tenants such as Croomo, Clui, Genie Solutions along with the State Government’s innovation hub known as ‘The Precinct’.