Project Description

Fuel VFX is an innovative visual effects studio based in Sydney and has many years of experience delivering high-end work for commercials and feature films. FDC Construction & Fitout were engaged as construction manager to undertake the restoration works and new fit out of Trocadero Building also known as “The Properts Building” being one of the most prominent building structures of Newtown from the late 1800’s.

Fuel VFX acquired the lease of the 1,200sqm site with all intention to preserve the original facets of the State Heritage listed building whilst integrating features into the new office and design space. The visually eclectic outcome of this project was welcomed, being an ideal backdrop for a visual effects firm. FDC Technologies delivered the electrical and data package.

On engagement FDC were presented with a highly dilapidated site requiring significant upgrade including complete new building services throughout, bespoke joinery, 360 degree spiral stairs to mezzanine, all building finishes and co-ordination with the heritage architect to resolve significant preservation and restoration components. Utilising Fuel VFX expertise in visual design, FDC & Fuel VFX collaborated to develop 3-D imaging of a number of key areas along with 3-D lighting simulations.

Project Features

  • Refurbishment over three levels
  • Heritage listed building
  • New building services throughout
  • Bespoke joinery
  • Feature custom made 360˚ spiral stairs

Project Size



19 weeks


Fuel VFX

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