Freo's View

NEW PORT FOR FREO’S GRUMPY SAILOR

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on April 29, 2020

 

Fremantle’s Grumpy Sailor cafe, which is very popular with council staff, is moving from Paddy Troy lane to the redeveloped Manning Building, just 200 metres north of its present location.

It will take them about four weeks they told me this morning, so expect a whole new Grumpy Sailor in the gorgeous Manning Building by the start of June.

Roel Loopers

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MANNING BUILDING A FREO JEWEL

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2020

 

 

I really like the modern ceiling of the Manning Arcade, which runs from the Fremantle High Street mall to Paddy Troy Lane. It is part of the Silverleaf Investments redevelopment of the heritage building and I am highly impressed with the quality of the work done at the building.

The facades in the mall, William Street and Market Street look amazing, and so do all the new shop fronts, and inside it is equally impressive. I was given a tour of the interior a few weeks ago by Silverleaf’s Gerard O’Brien and I was truly stunned about the beauty of it, with large steel door frames, all the exterior wooden widows replaced with handmade new ones, and the creation of great office and commercial spaces and passage ways.

Once the building is completed I hope to get permission to take some interior photos, so I can show it here on Freo’s View.

A lot of good things are happening in Fremantle that will help set us up for the future, but it will take time, and with the current pandemic restrictions in place, it might take a little bit longer.

Well done, Silverleaf Investments on creating such high quality development at the Manning building!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO’S HERITAGE LOOKING EVEN BETTER

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on January 31, 2020

 

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Nice to see Silverleaf Investments putting a new balustrade on the building south of the Manning building in Freo’s William Street.

The work the company has been doing on the facade of the Manning building all along the High Street Mall and Market street is remarkable and a real feature for Fremantle. I love all the new entries into the retail outlets as they remind me of the good old high streets.

Roel Loopers

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STOP RECORDING FREO’S HISTORY? I DON’T THINK SO!

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, city planning, history, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 20, 2019

 

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I don’t know if the ridiculous no photography sign at the Fremantle Manning building redevelopment was put up by builders Buckingham or developers Silverleaf Investments, but it is utter rubbish that I will absolutely ignore, because all of us have every right to take photos of anything and anyone in a public open place, and that is what Paddy Troy lane is.

The recording of history and the progress of Fremantle is essential for our archives, so that future generations can see what was happening in Freo in the 2000s. So-called street photography is a great way of recording our history and I will continue to do so, no matter how many silly signs people put up, or how many times I get questioned what I am doing, because what I am doing is well within my legal rights.

Civic Centre

 

Contrary to the stupid sign at the back of the Manning building the Civic Centre construction site even put viewing windows in the fences, but they areĀ  now unfortunately obscured by the new hoardings. One gets great views of it though from the first level of the Fremantle Malls.

Roel Loopers

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BEAUTIFUL NEW FREO BOB’S SHOE STORE

Posted in city of fremantle, retail, shoes, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2019

 

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A lot of shops have moved sideways in the Manning building to accommodate the redevelopment that Silverleaf Investments are doing there.

When walking back from the Christmas Carnival at Victoria Quay yesterday I noticed that the Bob’s Shoe Store has relocated and now is in a lovely modern new shop with exposed brick walls, designed by the son of owner Cory Fong.

Broome resident and Aboriginal elder Fong told me that Bob’s had been at the Cappuccino Strip for over 30 years. That is about as long as I have known Cory.

Roel Loopers

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HOW GOOD IS FREMANTLE!

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 19, 2019

 

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Manning building.

 

The scaffolding on a beautiful High Street heritage building is coming down revealing the stunning restored facade.

The building which is next to the former RSL club has the Breaks cafe at ground level and new residential living above it. It was designed by retired building designer Tom Mascaro who did a favour for his mate the property owner who lives in Italy.

The back of the Manning building in Paddy Troy Lane is also showing what is will look like in a few months, when it will open as a tavern, micro brewery and distillery.

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NEW LOOK AT FREO’S MARKET STREET

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2019

 

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The new veranda and posts at the Manning building, that is being redeveloped by Silverleaf Investments, allow for a new look at Market Street.

I took the photo early on Friday morning, before the bad weather came in.

Roel Loopers

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PICTURES OF A CHANGING PORT CITY

 

 

 

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Three more big concrete cores have been poured for the new Fremantle Civic Centre, andĀ  amazing how much bigger Kings Square looks now that the large raised planter boxes and the Moreton Bay fig trees have been removed.

Just around the corner in Paddy Troy lane the Manning development by Silverleaf Investments is really starting to take shape.

Freo is on the move and let’s all hope and wish that it will revitalise our city very soon.

 

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NEW OLD LOOK FOR FREMANTLE MANNING BUILDING

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, conversation, development, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on September 4, 2019

 

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The veranda posts of the Manning building along Market Street are being put in and looking very good, while workers are now removing the paint on the facade in the High Street mall and William Street.

In Paddy Troy lane one really becomes aware of how significant this development is, so go and have a look!

This is an important development of the historic building by Fremantle based Silverleaf Investments which are one of the major players in our city.

Roel Loopers

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CORRUGATED AWNING NOT GREAT FOR MANNING BUILDING

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on August 26, 2019

 

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I have mentioned the development of the Manning building in the centre of Fremantle previously and believe it is a positive step for our city.

The renovated facade along Market Street has been revealed now that the scaffolding has come down and it looks great, but I wonder if the corrugated awning is really the best Silverleaf Investments can do.

The veranda at William Street will be reinstated and be financed from the percentage for the arts money Silverleaf have to invest, so a shame that a more appropriate solution was not used for Market Street.

At the back in Paddy Troy lane the big tavern, brewery and distillery development is starting to look very impressive.

Roel Loopers

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