(27/5/2019) WA's first timber-framed office building proposed for Freo
Fremantle residents are being encouraged to have their say on a proposal to build WA’s first timber-framed office building in the heart of the Fremantle city centre.
The proposal by Yolk Property Group and Harris Jenkins Architects is to build a six-storey sustainable office development on the corner of High Street and Josephson Street in Fremantle’s East End.
It also includes a ground floor bar and restaurant to provide street level activation.
The development application for the building states the timber frame construction is inspired by the Fremantle Port’s timber-framed industrial storage sheds.
Other sustainability features include an operable glass facade to circulate fresh air and deliver maximum sunlight to all levels of the building, a solar photovoltaic and battery storage system and a commercial greywater system.
The development is 100 metres from Fremantle’s Kings Square, where the Kings Square Renewal project by the City of Fremantle and Sirona Capital is taking shape.
A community information session will be held from 5:30-6pm on Wednesday 5 June at the City of Fremantle offices at Fremantle Oval.
Members of the public have until Wednesday 19 June to comment on the proposal.
For more information and to make a submission visit the City of Fremantle’s My Say Freo website.