Built takes on Heirloom

West Australian

3rd December 2014.

A specialist builder has been appointed to the heritage renewal of the Dalgety Wool Stores in Fremantle, two years after the project was launched by developer the Match Group.

Construction company Built will convert the Queen Victoria Street landmark, overlooking Fremantle Port, into the Heirloom complex with central courtyards and one and two-bedroom warehouse apartments.

Private equity firm Sirona Capital took a $97 million stake in 2013 to develop the historic building in one stage.

Match managing director Lloyd Clark said a specialist builder was needed for the project. “This is one of the State’s largest heritage adaptive reuse projects and . . . it’s been a very complex project,” he said.

Match has pre-sale contracts for 120 of the 183 apartments in the 80-year-old building. The project is a significant part of the City of Fremantle’s plans to extend activity along its gateway and open Beach Street up to the harbour.

Heirloom will be Built’s fourth significant heritage project in WA, following work at Perth Mint, Trinity Arcade and the Old Treasury Buildings. Built’s WA general manager WA Rod O’Neill said the company would bring a piece of WA’s history back to life.

Heirloom was designed by project architect, Dominic Snellgrove from Cameron Chisholm Nicol. Construction starts in March and is expected to finish in August 2016.

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