Western Projects were engaged by the University of Western Australia to complete the rejuvenation of the State Heritage listed building, Masonic Hall. Utilised by the Freemasons from 1935 to 2002, the hall holds significant social importance with an entrenched history as a former community venue.
The project design focused on retaining the Hall’s heritage significance while ensuring minimal impact to the original building fabric. Construction works included refresh of the existing internal features to include refurbishment of the original masonic temple, modification of the existing amenities and installation of a new lift shaft to allow universal access to the second floor. The fit-out incorporated design of new meeting spaces complete with new offices, meeting hall and boardroom to house UWA’s Innovation Quarter Exchange. External facade and awning works were also incorporated into the scope to reestablish the building’s original character and charm.
Western Projects delivered the project on time and within budget to the Client, UWA, providing a creative and innovative space whilst maintaining the respect and integrity of the original Masonic Hall building in the process.