Western Projects recently completed the highly acclaimed Besk Bar located on Railway Parade in West Leederville. The works incorporated refurbishment of a former printing press to construct a new bar, bottleshop, cafe and restaurant space. A large portion of the works involved the installation of the BESK basement bar; excavated underneath the existing building shell to create a bunker-like space constructed from rammed concrete. BESK’s industrially eclectic design was developed onsite, in conjunction with Architect, Ben Braham. Western Projects Director, Daniel Power worked in close collaboration with the design team to develop construction methodologies to respond to the aesthetic drives of the architect. This process required close site coordination and management of subcontractors and trades to ensure finishes were delivered to client expectations.
BESK Bar design incorporated many original building materials and sustainable construction initiatives to include refurbishment of existing steel roof trusses, re-pointing of original brickwork, treatment of the existing pressed metal feature ceilings and reusing concrete from the original building slab for aggregate in the basement rammed concrete walls. BESK Bar is an example of Western Projects’ ability to manage dynamic and fluid design and construction processes to deliver projects that are built with purpose.