314 William Street

  • Perth
  • Heritage building base build refurbishments
  • Façade and balcony upgrades, internal refurbishments, first floor extension, outdoor deck

314 William St, Perth is an existing two-storey heritage building originally used for as a shop but has remain vacant since 2020. Land uses within the area consists of a combination of retail, mixed-use, dining and entertainment venues as well as educational/ institutional buildings.

The base build scope includes retaining the Federation Free Classical style front facade as a two-storey brick building with glazed shopfronts along William St and a two-storey contemporary building along Hoy Poy St. Refurbishments include at grade access into the building, flush thresholds between the balcony, compliant ramps and stairs to meet accessible requirements. The existing opening heights on the ground floor are retained with the recessed main entry relocated. The new storefront consists of steel framed double doors and bi-fold windows with fixed glazed panels below and feature mesh screens internally.  In the laneway, the face brick on the rear façade will be rebuilt, complemented by the new metal cladding that wraps around the outdoor deck forming the balustrade and secondary entry via Hoy Poy St. This entry statement is further articulated by the framed feature mesh that extends all the way to the roof.

The proposal retains many existing features such as an original timber staircase, mural artwork in the internal walls and opening heights. Material finishes have been selected to reflect the heritage of the existing building, with modern cladding to new areas to create a vibrant street environment, visual connection and activation of all street frontages and the creation of a safe, pedestrian based, efficient and accessible precinct.