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Stephen Harris

David Jones is planning to undergo a multi-level refurbishment of their Elizabeth Street Store in order to reinvent the 90-year-old building and give it a new urban presence.

Located at 84-110 Castlereagh Street in Sydney, the heritage-listed building has been the flagship store for David Jones in Australia for the past 90 years.

The estimated project refurbishment cost is over $75 million. David Jones filed a development application with the City of Sydney earlier this month.

The David Jones Elizabeth Street store will be entirely refurbished and internally redesigned to create a contemporary flagship for the brand.

Confirming its investment in premium food offering, the retailer will open an upmarket food hall on the lower-ground floor of the Elizabeth Street store.

International architecture firm Benoy have been appointed to design the internal and external alterations for the Elizabeth Street store. Australian architectural firm Crone have also been appointed.

The upmarket department store announced major changes — an expansion plan in 2015. The retailer flagged the Elizabeth Street store refurbishment at that time.

External alterations consist of the replacement of existing window displays with new store entries at the corner of Market Street and Elizabeth Street and the corner of Market Street and Castlereagh Street with alterations to the awning and re-grading of the public footpath in front of the new entries.

Read more about the redevelopment here.

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