Beehive Building, Bendigo Mining Exchange
Architect: Charles Webb 1872, DBG Projects (builder) with Williams Boag Architects 2019
Bendigo | BEN03
Open House visitors will be the first to see the beautifully restored 1872 Beehive Building at the Bendigo Mining Exchange, which has been returned to its former glory after extensive works by builder DBG Projects with Williams Boag Architects design. Similar in style to Melbourne’s Royal Arcade and by the same designer, Charles Webb, the building’s original uses include a hotel, a mining exchange, a restaurant, offices and function space. The current development uncovers the rich layers of use by removing most of, if not all of the 1920s’ and 1950s’ changes, revealing key features of the original building. Visitors had access to the ground level construction site during the 2018 Open House Bendigo program, and this year visitors will access the newly completed arcade including the second story, revealing the intricate beauty of the glass ceiling not seen for decades.
Visitors will access the newly completed arcade including the second story for timed self-guided tours. Expect this building to be busy, arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Need to Know
Open: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October 10am-4pm
Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided
Access: Limited mobility, all ages
Notes: Expect queues, covered shoes. This site is under construction, some areas may not be accessible and care should be taken in moving through. Access to the upper floor by stairs only.
Building Type: Commercial
Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)
Photo Credit: 1. Craig Lightfoot, 2. Render
18-26 Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550, Bendigo VIC