David Jones


Client: David Jones Limited
Value: $200m
Time: 2015-2020
Services Provided: Project Management, Project Programming







David Jones appointed RCP to provide project management and specialist programming services from concept design to completion for the $200m redevelopment of the David Jones Elizabeth Street store in Sydney’s CBD.

The project included the integration of the David Jones Market Street store into the Elizabeth Street store, bringing the 90+ year old building up to current code whilst maintaining and celebrating its rich history and heritage. Construction completion was achieved in April 2020 with the store now housing all of David Jones’ departments across 35,000sqm of world class retail space.

RCP worked in conjunction with the David Jones project team to realise the vision for the Elizabeth Street store, which provides a fresh, exciting perspective of the David Jones brand and resets the benchmark for department stores in the southern hemisphere.

Client Testimonial 

Richard Rothery, Senior Project Manager,
David Jones – Real Estate Development

A redevelopment of this size and complexity and within such an old building was never going to be without its challenges. RCP was instrumental in mitigating the significant risk posed to David Jones on this project, particularly in relation to overcoming many latent conditions and structural issues and ensuring the store continued to trade at all times during the construction works.

Read the full testimonial here.

Concept Architect: Benoy, Singapore

Documentation Architect: Crone Architects
Builder: Mainbrace Constructions
Photographer (building internal): Gavin Wang – Property Launch