The original buildings had lost much of their detail and the dry cleaning factory represented gross under use of the site, as well as presenting long blank frontage to Forrest Walk.
Significant concessions were obtained under newly formulated policies to support heritage conservation. The new design activated frontages and produced a much better return on a central city site.
Increased street activation has been achieved and the development will successfully link in with projects that will eventually take place to the west of the site.
The practice assisted with the development of non-financial incentives for conservation with the City of Subiaco.