Freo's View

ALMOST READY TO MOVE INTO HEIRLOOM

Posted in architecture, fremantle, heirloom by match, heritage by freoview on October 19, 2016

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The adaptive re-use of the historic Fremantle Dalgety Woolstores into the Heirloom residential apartments by Match and Sirona Capital is almost finished, with scaffolding coming down at Beach Street showing the old building in its new glory.

There is something truly majestic about this building, and the renovations look fine but for the one design feature of large boxed windows on the top level. To me that looks inconsistent to the rest of the facade, but that is just my individual opinion and I am sure everyone will have they own say on it.

Estimated occupation of the building is December this year and it will be a great addition to the Freo inner city.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Lionel said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:36 am

    The answer is bricks. They aren’t affordable anymore so concrete is used instead.

  2. Steve said, on October 19, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Looks great. Certainly begs the question, why is it that an architect could design a warehouse 100 years ago that makes a better apartment building than a purpose built one today? Is it really that hard?

    Nice to see that the government is moving to prevent further atrocities from blighting our city, but unfortunate that so many have already squeezed through: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/32945206/new-design-rules-aim-to-eliminate-apartment-atrocities/


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