Why Chippendale is Sydney's next 'it' suburb

There's Frank Gehry's building at UTS, delicious dining at Ester and the spectacular White Rabbit Gallery to name a few. And later this year, The Old Clare will open.

There's a buzz on Chippendale's Kensington Street as The Carlton United Brewery Administration Building and the Clare Hotel undergo an extensive renovation by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. They will soon (opening is slated for August) be revealed as The (new) Old Clare hotel.

The historic buildings will feature a 62 room hotel with the highest of high ceilings and a design that's sympathetic to its heritage with a mixture of timber panelled and exposed original walls. There will also be two bars, one in the lobby (pictured) and one on the rooftop, plus the site will host three new restaurants, each headed-up by a different high profile chef.

Momofuku Seiobo alumnus Clayton Wells opens Automata, Noma’s Sam Miller brings Silvereye and renowned British chef Jason Atherton makes his Australian debut with Kensington Street Social. See the first renders of the project below.

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