As Heritage Advisor to the State Government, Hocking Heritage + Architecture provided expert advice during the design development and construction of the New Museum Project to ensure that the constructed works align with the State’s heritage brief requirements. This is a “major project” with regards to its complexity, profile and value with a budget of $428.3 million which includes conservation and alterations of existing heritage listed buildings, new buildings and exhibitions and displays as part of a Design and Construct contract.
The existing site in the Perth CBD provides the city and the State a legacy of four very fine colonial and federation period buildings. The Museum comprises the Old Goal and Courthouse (1856), Jubilee Building (1899), Government Geologists’ Building (1902), Art Gallery (1908), Hackett Hall Library (1913), the Francis Street Building (1971) and the most recent 1990s Link Building.
Stage 1 involved the conservation of the existing buildings on the site and the project was a finalist in the 2016 Heritage Council of Western Australian awards.