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Hillcrest Heritage Impact Statement, Interpretation

REGIS AGED CARE | North Fremantle, WA

THE
PLACE

‘Hillcrest’ is a grand Italianate Federation-era villa in North Fremantle with a fascinating history, originally built as a family residence. It was bequeathed to, and used by the Salvation Army before being converted to an aged care facility. Regis Aged Care WA embarked on a large-scale redevelopment of the site, seeking to retain, conserve and reactivate this historic landmark at the heart of a new aged care facility.

OUR
ROLE

element worked on early feasibility analysis, throughout planning and heritage approvals and advised on appropriate conservation works throughout the building phase. We sought to integrate modern facilities while respecting the heritage building’s character and history.

OUTCOMES

Working collaboratively with the wider project team the significant heritage building was retained, beautifully restored and sensitively adapted as part of the new aged care facility. Intrusive layers were removed while key features such as the belvedere and the reconstruction of the decorative two-storey verandah were conserved. The project received a commendation at the 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards, in recognition of the high quality results.

WHAT WE DELIVERED
  • Heritage planning
  • Planning strategy and advice
  • Conservation management
  • Adaptive reuse
PROJECT TEAM
david read

David Read

DIRECTOR

nerida moredoundt

Nerida Moredoundt

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT – HERITAGE

marc beattie

Marc Beattie

SENIOR CONSULTANT – HERITAGE