Kilcoy Butchery was founded in 1953, so too was Kilcoy Pastoral Company. A company that has evolved by name and magnitude now operates as Kilcoy Global Foods and is proudly the biggest employer in the Kilcoy region. Their humble origins are embedded in the town’s history, with the local community at the heart of their purpose.
Under the ownership of Kilcoy Global Foods, an Amicus client for life, Kilcoy Butchery was set to begin a chapter of revitalisation to ensure their provision in the community would stand the test of time.
Amicus, in collaboration with Studio Bide, embarked on a journey to renew the antiquated butchery, maintaining its heritage, and reflect its deep roots within the Kilcoy community.
The reimagined butchery stands as a welcoming and warm space, through nostalgic charm and contemporary design. Key design features such as hex and dot flooring, timber ceiling beams and navy joinery and cladding reflect a unique identity that echoes the sites history and the Kilcoy brand. Involvement from the local workers in the planning process ensured that the space authentically represented their daily activities. This hands on approach influenced the configuration of the front of house fridges, creating a curved arrangement for a more inviting and interactive customer experience. The open back of house design fosters a sense of connection, allowing the space to flow throughout.
Inspiration was drawn from Kilcoy’s pastures through visuals splayed across the back of the store, replicated in Kilcoy Global Foods’ corporate hub facility in Birtinya, also delivered by Amicus. A consistent brand identity aligns these spaces paying homage to a rich history and a well-known name in the industry.
The collaborative effort between Amicus and Studio Bide successfully revitalised The Kilcoy Butchery, striking a harmonious balance between heritage preservation and contemporary design. The refresh not only transforms the space but preserves the original butchery's heritage and local community foundation, poised to continue its legacy while embodying Kilcoy Global Foods' commitment to tradition and quality service.