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Guildford Hotel Heritage Services

Guildford, WA

THE
PLACE

Following a catastrophic fire which destroyed the heritage listed building in 2008, the local landmark and social hub for Guildford sat dormant for years before an exciting new concept for its restoration and adaptation was conceived. Restoration works commenced in 2014 and the revamped Guildford Hotel opened in 2016. It was recognised early in the restoration process that the fire which led to the building’s partial destruction was an important chapter in the history of the Hotel and offered exciting opportunities for interpretation.

OUR
ROLE

  • element oversaw the conservation and adaptation of the building in conjunction with the lead architect, ensuring new functional spaces could be incorporated, whilst preserving the conservation requirements of the significant building fabric. A suite of heritage and planning services were provided to support relevant approvals and to guide the conservation works, including:
    • Heritage Impact Statement;
    • Conservation Management Strategy – to guide the works by focusing on which elements were to be retained and restored and which were more flexible to change;
    • Pre-lodgement advice;
    • Interpretation Strategy – to inform and guide the design and installation of interpretative tools for the rejuvenated building;
    • Building conservation advice to the lead architects and builder up to practical completion; and
    • Strategic Planning Services – scheme amendment to provide the ability of enabling development to the rear of the hotel allowing the costs of renovation to be off set.

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OUTCOMES

150 years after it was first built, the Guildford Hotel was re-instated as the ‘Grand Old Dame’ of Guildford. The innovative and high-quality heritage conservation outcome was a finalist in the 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards and the redevelopment has also received numerous architecture awards.

WHAT WE DELIVERED
  • Conservation management plans and strategies
  • Heritage impact statements
  • Heritage grant applications and management
  • Interpretation plans and strategies
  • Workshop design and facilitation
  • Scheme amendment and planning advice
PROJECT TEAM
nerida moredoundt

Nerida Moredoundt

PRICIPAL ARCHITECT – HERITAGE

marc beattie

Marc Beattie

SENIOR CONSULTANT – HERITAGE

nisar dar

Nisar Dar

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT – HERITAGE