Royal Bakery at Hillsborough Street Renovation

Project Info

LocationRaleigh, North Carolina
ClientJohn Hitch
Square Feet35,542

The adaptive reuse of the Old Royal Bakery, formally the Wonder Bread building, received a Sir Walter Raleigh Award from the City of Raleigh.  The building was built approximately sixty years ago as a bakery and distribution center.


Royal Bakery has a street level entrance and a lower level accessible from the rear.  In order to make some necessary significant changes for the new occupancy while not jeopardizing tax credits, close coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office and Department of Interior was required.  Through compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, the Owner was able to attain a full 20% tax credit.


Additions to the building were made in a manner sympathetic with the existing architecture, but careful not to imitate or confuse the new and old construction.