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Sunset Hospital Transformation Strategy

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE | Dalkeith, WA

THE
PLACE

Sunset Hospital is one of the metropolitan area’s largest heritage places and has 18 separate heritage buildings within an A Class Reserve. This significant site was also known as the Claremont Old Men’s Home and had been vacant for approximately 20 years, following its decommissioning in 1995. In 2013, the Department of Finance commissioned a Sunset Transformation Strategy with the view to developing a blueprint to guide the future use of its assets for arts, cultural, community and ancillary commercial purposes.

OUR
ROLE

Working with the Department of Finance and HASSELL, element’s role was to integrate the site’s heritage values into the overall Transformation Strategy as well as develop an Interpretation Strategy to showcase historic themes and stories as part of the supporting Landscape Masterplan. We were also engaged to prepare Conservation Works Schedules for 18 heritage properties and develop an adaptive re-use concept for the former Catholic Chapel as a new picnic pavilion.

OUTCOMES

Our work resulted in:

  • Celebration and integration of heritage values;
  • Identification of adaptive re-use opportunities and sympathetic interventions;
  • Interpretation strategy to showcase historic themes and stories;
  • Conservation works schedules;
  • Conservation management strategy;
  • Adaptive reuse concepts and detailed design; and
  • Advisory services regarding practical delivery of the strategy.
WHAT WE DELIVERED
  • Conservation management plans and strategies
  • Interpretation plans and strategies
  • Heritage architecture and design
  • Artistic impressions and perspectives
  • Planning strategy and advice
  • Statutory and land use planning
PROJECT TEAM
nerida moredoundt

Nerida Moredoundt

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT – HERITAGE

marc beattie

Marc Beattie

SENIOR CONSULTANT – HERITAGE

nisar dar

Nisar Dar

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT – HERITAGE