Historic Landmark The Penrith Log Cabin Hotel to be rebuilt

Team 2 Architects are thrilled to announce our involvement in the rebuild of Penrith's iconic Log Cabin Hotel. 


FDC Construction has submitted a development application to Council for the new Penrith Log Cabin Hotel, on behalf of a consortium including The Cottle Family, The Laundy Family of Laundy Hotels, and local businessman Rob Wearn. The previous iteration of the Log Cabin, a much loved fixture of the Penrith Community for many years, was destroyed by fire in 2012, and its loss has been keenly felt ever since.


Situated adjacent to Penrith City Council’s riverside precinct, this iconic design by Team2 Architects consists of a two storey hotel with indoor and outdoor bars and dining areas looking over the Nepean River. An expansive beer garden and children’s playground, with fine dining and function areas upstairs, complete the project.

The developers exchanged contracts on the site in late 2019 with the previous owner and long-time publican, Ross Sinclair. The planned reconstruction of the hotel will represent a continuation of over two hundred years of hotel history on the site.

“This venue has always been representative of my family’s love for the Penrith community” said Mr Sinclair, “Many people in Penrith had their first beer, first dates, celebrated sporting championships and community events here over the years. To have that legacy continue into a third century is extremely important to me, and not to mention very rare from an Australian heritage perspective”.


The proposed Hotel will become a key component in Council’s Masterplan for The Great River
Walk – a key component in focusing the burgeoning community pride in, and ownership of, one of
Australia’s most significant river landscapes.


The application will be in review with Penrith City Council over the coming months, with
construction aiming to commence in late 2020.


Team 2 are privileged to be involved in the design of this iconic project, close to the heart of the Penrith community, and look forward to moving forward in partnership with FDC Construction, Penrith City Council, and the owners, to deliver a high-quality design to be enjoyed by the community for many years to come.