Guildford, Western Australia
Fratelle Froup of Architects
Ultimo Design and Construct
Less than $5 million
2017 Master Builder’s Association Australia Excellence in Construction Awards
Best Commercial/Industrial Building under $5 million
2017 National Association of Building Designers
Best Heritage Design
Best Non-Residential Interior Design
Best Alteration/Addition Commercial Design
2017 Building Designers Association of WA
Best Heritage Design
Best Sustainable Design – Commercial
Best Public Building Design
Best Commercial Alteration/Addition over $1M
Best Non Residential Interior Design
The iconic heritage listed Guildford Hotel (1886) was extensively damaged by fire in 2008; then subject to flooding as it lay in a derelict state. Restoration works commenced in 2014 after the WA Heritage Council gave approval for partial re-roofing of the hotel and the state government contributed $100,000 for its construction.
Airey Taylor Consulting was responsible for the preparation of a dilapidation survey of the existing fabric of the fire damage and provision of advice on how existing external walls could be retained and their integrity preserved. ATC provided an outline of ‘urgent works’ including wall stabilisation, conservation of brickwork and render and weatherproofing of building before design and documenting the structural component of the redevelopment. The review by Airey Taylor Consulting was key to ensure timbers & bricks were reinstated, or recycled & reused wherever possible.
Structural input to adaptive re-use enabled Fratelle Architects to complete a design showcasing the remaining original features within the space. Double height voids were created in the space characterised by the partial loss of the first floor to create cavernous main bar areas, & function & private dining rooms added to the upper level. An internal courtyard has been created within the confines of the external walls that provide a unique indoor / outdoor experience for patrons.
ATC provided Quality Assurance inspection during construction; certifying compliance with design and documentation and structural requirements at completion; design and documentation of a Belvedere and of a Retractable Roof Support; design and documentation of the future retail area and construction phase services, design and sketch and advise on fit out, investigation of future proofing of timber floors, wind loading for glazing; level 1 activation works for the strengthening of existing floors and advice on the underpinning for the lift pit; rectification of the James St façade; design and sketches of the mezzanine walkway and physical check and attesting to adequacy of the balustrade.
Assessment and remediation of concrete beams with industrial galvanic anodes strategy was utilised to minimise concrete breakout and preserve otherwise critically damaged concrete beams.
Historic drawings of the site were utilised to ensure adherence to the original architecture, while all modern facilities were introduced. The restoration proudly displays original exposed brick, repurposed timber and brass finishes to recapture a timeless colonial feel that restores the heart of Guildford to the people.