Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Commercial Banking Company

The former Commercial Banking Company Head Office is located on the corner of George Street and Barrack Street, beside the former Bank of New South Wales Head Office, opposite Martin Place. It was designed by Kent & Massie and completed in 1925 in the Inter-War Commercial Palazzo style. The bank was acquired by the National Australia Bank in 1981 and later bank branches were consolidated so the ground floor became a Virgin Music Megastore and these days is a Burberry store.


  1. Are those offices above or residential apartments? Seems too big to be just a Burberry store.

  2. It is interesting that Kent & Massie chose this design as late as 1925. I love the external architecture, and I hope it has the original bank sign visible for historically aware pedestrians, not just the Burberry sign.

    1. Hels, if you look above that sign there is a prominent carving in the marble which reads The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited. It's a bit difficult to see because it has a shadow cast over it.

  3. yes I can see why it originally was a bank, it looks like an important building.


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