Originally built in 1897, the Palace Hotel is a Perth landmark. The three-storey 117-year-old heritage listed building was built during the gold rush period of WA’s history. Converted from a hotel to banking chambers and offices in the 1980s, the building was once again rejuvenated and repurposed by Brookfield Properties in 2014.
The scope of the renovation and repurposing works was to;
- Demolish the existing bank fit-out to all levels
- Demolish 2 bank vaults
- Rectify and make good heritage wall finishes, doors, skirtings and architraves
- Undertake structural modifications required to support new mechanical equipment platforms and install new skylights to the roof
- Modify the existing lift shaft and supply and install 7 new lifts
- Make-good heritage architectural elements
- Replace heritage glazing to seamlessly incorporate new acoustic glazing
- Install new feature lighting on the external perimeter of the building and replace lighting throughout.
The prompt and efficient works undertaken to this iconic landmark were equally praised by the heritage council and the client.