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algety Wool Stores has been a hallmark
of Fremantle’s rich culture and history
for almost a century.
Occupying 9660sqm, the
heritage-listed building overlooks Fremantle
Port, facing Queen Victoria and Beach streets.
Cameron Chisholm Nicol was appointed by
Match Projects to create a concept for adaptive re-
use of the wool stores, capitalising on the building’s
heritage character and unique spatial qualities.
The historic four-storey structure, with its
saw-tooth roof, century-old jarrah beams,
exposed brick expanses, grand windows and
3.6m-high ceilings, is undergoing a magnificent
restoration to become Heirloom apartments.
Most of the original structure has been
retained, with the massive floor beams and
timber supports becoming a primary feature of
Two central courtyards are configured
to provide fresh air and daylight to the
183 one- and two-bedroom warehouse-
style apartments. Sleek modern kitchens and
bathrooms incorporate high-quality finishes,
including Corian benchtops and Laminam
Italian ceramic splashbacks.
The juxtaposition of old and new gives
these stylish apartments a unique, urban edge that
is unlike anything else seen in the Perth
Currently under construction by Built,
Heirloom is a catalyst for the revitalisation of
Fremantle’s west end.
CAMERON CHISHOLM NICOL
Fremantle’s iconic Dalgety Wool Stores are brought back to life in this exciting multi-residential project.
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