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

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.

KPF: Hunter Street Office Development

A local firm of accountants required an extension and an update to their existing building. A large central courtyard provides a pleasant aspect to employees in open work-spaces and to visiting clients. The resulting development will be a comfortable and light filled workplace. This project is currently under construction. Stage 1, which consisted of an [...]

Earp Gillam Bond Store

A new 21st Century office fitout in a late 19th century building, provide an interesting backdrop for a contemporary office. Refurbishment works included all new partitions which had to integrate delicately within existing heritage listed brick walls and timber post framing. The open office team space caters for all employees, with separate Conference Rooms and [...]

Beachside Commercial

This project includes 1900 square metres of commercial space.  The tenancies include an IGA Mini-Mart with liquor outlet, pizza restaurant, ice cream shop, and commercial office spaces.  Separate covered parking for the commercial tenancies is provided at ground level.

478 The Esplanade

A 1960’s commercial building was long overdue for renovation.  The original design proposal included additions, new amenities and a lift.  Subsequently a more modest make-over with external renovation and new colour scheme was completed.

Elder Street New Lambton (Croese)

Renovation of an historic terrace house and two storey extension in Lambton Shopping Centre. Restoration of the heritage facade enhances the streetscape. A contemporary addition faces North over the public car park. An internal courtyard is formed between the two buildings.

Maitland Road Office Building

Head office for ATB Morton designed to demonstrate their construction expertise. The building maximises views to the Hunter River and passive solar strategies.

25 Bolton Street, Newcastle

The new public face for this firm re-organised the Ground Floor with new foyer, reception, waiting spaces and several meeting and seminar rooms. Refurbishment works included new ceiling and lighting, an open Administration office was also provided & new furniture complemented the fitout.