Retaining the beautyOF THE PAST
Crown Group has worked collaboratively to restore historic Skittle Lane, which provides an alternative entry into Arc by Crown Group, reactivating the laneway as a pedestrian and boutique thoroughfare linking King Street with Kent Street and Clarence Street.
Skittle Lane was originally built between 1865 and 1880 and is paved using trachyte blocks, a natural material quarried in Bowral and used in prominent buildings in Sydney as well as for heavy duty road surfaces.
The trachyte used to pave Skittle Lane has historical significance as it highlights the industrial and commercial usage of the laneway to service the surrounding warehouses and premises in the nineteenth century. Arc by Crown Group allows its residents to appreciate and reflect on the site’s past and previous uses whilst Sydney CBD retains the significance of its past.