Higher Ground calls home to a historic, heritage-listed 1890’s former power station in the western end of Melbourne’s CDB grid. Adjacent to Southern Cross Station at 650 Little Bourke Street.
The space has been re-imagined by Melbourne based designers, Design Office in collaboration with design wiz and co-owner Nathan Toleman, who is also the brains behind The Kettle Black and Top Paddock.
The extraordinary space has been transformed with six connected levels that effortlessly wrap around the perimeter of the original brick building delivering a host of entertaining spaces. This provides the ability to accommodate groups ranging from quaint gatherings to large festivities.
Original features include oversized cathedral windows, restored 15-meter tall ceilings, raw brick walls which have been matched with huge concrete pillars, stunning design pieces and lush greenery throughout. The rich and tactile palette combines terrazzo, cork, painted steel, stone, black fibreboard and solid timbers to define and anchor each setting. Layers of planting, rugs, furniture and lighting inhabit the levels.
The space is unique and can be set in multiple arrangements to create a truly distinctive event. On-site furniture includes a selection of standard and communal tables, lounge seating, designer couches, bar stools and chairs all of which can be re – arranged or removed to suit your event.
Higher Ground’s food is familiar but unique. Grounded in solid technique, it’s both delicious and beautiful and the menu can be tailored to your taste and budget.