• Woolworths supermarket, Double Bay.

441 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW, 1966–67

A Woolworths supermarket on New South Head Road, Double Bay, was upgraded to become “a beauty!”. Snelling redesigned the street facade, using wooden paddle pop sticks to build the upper two-thirds of his model. The lower third of the street facade was aluminium-framed glazing, giving the international modernist aesthetic of a solid, ridged box hovering gracefully above the footpath. Woolworths’s in-house designers planned the store interior. The building was demolished later.

Snelling also designed the facades of at least two other suburban Woolworths stores: at Campbelltown and Cessnock.

Sources

—Gibbins, John. Personal communications, ca. 2003.

—Woolies News. 1967. 'Double Bay ... What a beauty! Unique in Australian retailing', April (Series 67/2), p. 1.