Industrial Buildings


Your trusted team for industrial architecture & design in Newcastle.

Commercial business units within an industrial estate are an affordable alternative to the onerous and expensive task of finding a site and completing a building to accommodate your business. Commercial units can be built in a variety of sizes to suit almost any business.

Consideration of the size and layout of the units, the type of vehicles (vans/trucks) and car parking are critical factors to allow flexibility and functionality to suit a variety of business types.  

The units can vary in area, vehicle access, facilities provided and storage provision.  Often, a mezzanine is provided to increase floor area or to provide an office space. Toilet and kitchenette provisions are also included within each unit.

Typically located within industrial estates, these commercial business units are grouped as a cluster and therefore share the location with like-minded businesses which could provide ancillary benefits to your business.

The Architectural design is very important to establish identity for each business unit as well as for the development as a whole. Interesting, well considered form, colour and detailing will help avoid an ugly “shed” appearance by providing an attractive presentation for the businesses.

Landscaping, signage, lighting, security, display and storage of products are other important factors to ensure the functional and successful operation of the development.

Vehicle and pedestrian movements need to be considered for providing easy, safe movement without impacting on adjacent businesses. The size of vehicles to be accommodated, weather protection, security, degree of public exposure are important considerations.

Mark Lawler Architects have worked on a range of industrial buildings in the past. We understand the development and council approval process, plus we can provide unique design recommendations to help your industrial unit stand out from the rest.

For more information on our industrial building services, please get in touch with our friendly and experienced team. We can walk you through the building and design process from start to finish.

Recent industrial building projects

Ballina Residence

A custom house on a standard lot. This residence has generous floor area within a compact footprint. The design is an alternative to the standard project home ensuring privacy, providing good light and ventilation with living spaces opening into an outdoor living area and pool courtyard.

Janet Street Residence

This new two storey home in Merewether is a refreshing change for a family who engaged MLA previously to renovate their old home. This new home provides better sun access, summer protection, street presentation and connection from indoor to outdoor.

Eleebana Residence

The First Floor addition and renovation of the existing house is composed of an interesting combination of materials and angles as the building adjusts to the unusual site geometry.  A flat roof minimises the building scale and transforms the existing house with a more contemporary aesthetic. The North and South elevations have been designed as [...]

Garden Suburb Subdivision

The new 4 Bedroom dwelling has been designed to sit within the streetscape with its low profile façade, whilst having elevated views towards the rear. The South facing Living spaces and the deck therefore have their roof tilted up to the North with wrap around high level glazing to bring in the Winter sun.

Thompson Residence

A new two storey home where the street front facade is designed to capture views of the Lake whilst offering protection from the elements for the owner. Interactive 3D modelling was used to assist the client with outlooks, sun studies and the general design.

Tudor Street Mixed Use

This development responds to the change in zoning and height controls the Council has introduced along many of the main transport corridors in Newcastle. On the ground floor, an active commercial shopfront is provided, whilst a rear lane provides access to ground level parking behind. Above are three levels accommodating one 3, four 2 bed, [...]

Steel River Estate Industrial Units

Fifteen industrial business units within the Steel River Estate with prominent frontage to the Tourle Street / Industrial Drive intersection. DA approved.

Beath Crescent Townhouses

Seven 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom townhouses on a 1350 sq.m. site in Kahibah. DA approved, currently in construction documentation phase.