Whole Building Leased
1 Butt Street, 1,350sqm

Fin Design has secured a lease assignment over the whole building at 1 Butt Street, Surry Hills – comprising 1,350sqm over 3 connected levels.

Nestled in a laneway between bustling Elizabeth Street and Clisdell Street near Central Station, 1 Butt Street is an exceptional example of high quality, converted warehouse style office accommodation.

Originally 3 separate buildings built in different eras for warehousing and printing operations (rumour even has it that DC Comics were originally printed here?), the buildings were combined ahead of a major base building refurbishment completed in 2009. The building comprises 3 levels all of which are connected by a central lift and contain male/female amenities with a feature internal staircase linking Ground and Level 1.

Over recent years the building has been home to advertising and creative groups including Host and One Green Bean, who recently moved into the Bushell’s Tea building in The Rocks (a separate 6,000sqm lease transaction also handled by Cadigal).

Fin were originally established in 2001 and in recent years have grown significantly to now have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai and Los Angeles with recent major work including a key sequence within Thor:Ragnarok for Marvel Studios.

Fin took the opportunity to co-locate their Sydney staff into 1 Butt Street given they were ‘cramped’ across 2 separate Surry Hills buildings.

We’ve moved our Sydney Headquarters into a great new location just down the hill from the converted pub we used to call home. A hectic 2018 saw Fin working on multiple feature films, episodic series, and a busy slate of local and international commercials. Before we knew it, we had created our own little version of Soho right here in Surry Hills with scores of artists spread across three buildings. Now located at 1 Butt Street, Surry Hills – Fin’s entire team is naturally excited to all be working under the one roof again!

Jamie Horton and Mark Tindale successfully brokered the lease assignment at 1 Butt Street on behalf of Havas and alongside the building owner, Yaffa Group and their manager Spectrum Property and Projects.