Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is pleased to officially announce that we will soon relocate to the historic Toowoomba Foundry building.
In March 2006 Clifford Gouldson Lawyers was created. Clifford House, Clifford Street, Toowoomba was our first office location, which seemed so fitting. Rapid growth resulted in a need to relocate to larger premises, so in April 2011 we took up residence in our current premises. Over the past decade, continued growth has seen our gradual absorption of additional tenancies within our current building, to the point we’ve outgrown the space available to us. Consequently, with enormous thanks to our loyal clients, advocates and referrers over the past 17 years, and with immense gratitude to all of our past and current staff, it is with much excitement that we announce our relocation to the iconic Foundry building at 251 – 267 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, from 6 March 2023. Our new street address will be Suite D, 259 Ruthven Street.
Floated as a public company in 1884, the Toowoomba Foundry and Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturing Company Ltd occupied the Foundry buildings for over 130 years following the original Griffiths Bros & Co being founded in 1871.
Founded and controlled throughout by its founding family, the Griffiths Family, the iconic Australian business employed over 1000 staff at its peak, and had international operations in the Middle East and South Africa involving not only the manufacture of rail engines, locomotives, other ironwork, but the invention, manufacture and sale of its iconic Southern Cross Windmills over many decades.
The Foundry buildings were Queensland Heritage Listed in 2004 as an uncommon example of an industrial site with continued use for 130 years, and with the same family ownership for over 110 years.
Being given the opportunity to work in a space with such historical and cultural significance to our region is a real honour for our business and a testament to the building’s owners who have undertaken the renovation.
Whilst grateful for our time where we are now, we are excited about our next chapter at the Foundry, which commences from Monday 6 March 2023.
We look forward to welcoming our clients, advocates and referrers to our space at the Foundry.
In an interesting fact, the grandfather and father of Dana Gouldson, wife to Managing Director Ben Gouldson, both worked from the Foundry buildings for the Griffiths family during the post-World War II and subsequent era.
Farewell 610 Ruthven Street