• Location

    Shop 17 The Concourse, Flinders Street Train Station, Melbourne

  • Completed

    December 2017

  • Architect

    Studio Nine Architects

  • Area


  • Type

    Fitout, Heritage

  • Delivery Type

    Construction Management

  • Duration

    4 months

  • Project Manager

    HGW Projects

  • Value

    $1M - $3M

Take a glimpse into the golden age of train travel

The timeworn Clocks pokies bar at Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street train station has been transformed. The newly-refurbished venue – which includes a bar, café, and diner – provides a glimpse into the golden age of train travel.

The project, designed by Studio Nine architects and brought to life by our VIC construction team, transports patrons to the romanticism of 1920s train journeys.

Clocks fitout flinders restaurant bar diner banquette seating shelves
Clocks fitout flinders restaurant bar diner booth leather seating

Rekindling 1920s romanticism

While rather unassuming from the outside, on entry patrons are greeted with the elegance of brass and marble finishes, and globe lights that curl over dark leather couches.

White subway tiles establish the overall design intent while classic train elements command the feel of the fitout.

A ‘mind the gap’ warning is written in black and white hexagonal tile across the floor. Booth seating lines the dining area, accented by overhead luggage compartments reminiscent of early train interiors – complete with antique luggage.

Live hospitality environment

Planning for staged handovers ensured the venue remained fully operational during works. Our team was able to keep all construction works confined within cordoned-off zones complete with noise and dust mitigation measures – allowing Clocks to continue operation as usual, including preparing and serving food.

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