Solotel operates a portfolio of 30 high-end establishments across Sydney and Brisbane, and is Australia’s most diverse hospitality group. At the heart of Solotel’s enterprise is its passion for bar, pub, bistro and restaurant culture. It is their firm belief that a lot of small details add up to an authentic experience, and that sourcing and technique are vital components of this process.

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In 2017, Solotel procured the iconic Collins Place Queenslander for their latest venture, and recruited the expertise of Priority to assist in making their Little Big House dream a reality.

Solotel wanted their newest Brisbane venue to permeate Queensland vibes. However, the process of transforming a Queenslander that is over 100 years old into a state of the art, lively pub is not an easy feat, as Collins Place is heritage-listed. It was crucial that Priority adhered to strict development requirements in order to guarantee that any changes made were conducted legally, whilst ensuring the Queenslander maintained its charm.

The overall result was a layout and design that takes patrons on a journey, immersing them in a laid back, old Queenslander-style house party, with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of live music.

The Little Big House décor is a mixture of heritage design accompanied by modern twists. With nods to the buildings history, the furniture is a combination of industrial chic and op shop favourites, such as rattan and bentwood chairs. Surrounded by copious amounts of tropical plants, patrons can enjoy a drink outside on one of the many verandas, or a roast meal in the separate indoor dining area. Little Big House also boasts a private karaoke room with comfortable leather booth seating, as well as, an independent billiards space featuring a unique hot pink pool table.

True to their vision and beliefs, Solotel’s Little Big House is rife with small details that create an authentic experience. From the quirky wall art and neon signs, through to the palm covered verandas and strings of fairy lights, the end result is a genuine Queensland house party experience.

Project Scope

  • Preparation and Preliminary Items, Site Labour
  • Pre-Demolition and Demolition
  • Make Good and BWIC
  • Walls and Ceiling Works Painting
  • Shopfront Glazing and Film
  • Signage
  • Floor Finishes
  • Wall Finishes
  • Doors and Hardware
  • Beer Python Works
  • Timber Blinds
  • Coldrooms
  • Joinery (including Timber Works)
  • Stainless Steel Items & Equipment
  • Tapware including flexible hoses
  • Electrical Services
  • Mechanical Services
  • Fire Services
  • Hydraulic Services
  • Electronic Security Services
  • Cranage & Traffic Control

Project Details

SOLOTEL – LITTLE BIG HOUSE PUB FITOUT

Southpoint, Grey Street, South Brisbane
Total floor area: 681m2

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Preconstruction: 3 weeks
Construction: 20 weeks

PROJECT TEAM

Project Manager: Luke Chalmers

Projects and Construction Manager: Mike White

Project Estimator: Martin Cole

Contract Administrator: Matthew Gobo

Priority