Landmark set for a transformation
CLAREMONT landmark the Goods Shed is set for a facelift, after LandCorp revealed plans last month to transform it into an art gallery, café and event space by mid next year.
The 128-year-old building, originally used to load and distribute goods on the Perth to Fremantle line, is part of the heritage-listed Claremont Railway Station.
State Government developer LandCorp and cultural organisation Form will begin redevelopment of the historic Goods Shed later this year.
LandCorp Metropolitan general manager Luke Willcock said LandCorp was negotiating with the Public Transport Authority to buy the Goods Shed last month.
“Works are anticipated to commence late this year and the facility is expected to be open in the first half of 2016,” Mr Willcock said.
“Detailed design and planning still needs to take place with Form and then the Town of Claremont approval received before final costs can be determined.”
Mr Willcock said parking would be determined during detailed design and planning and would be subject to Town of Claremont approval.
Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said parking in the Goods Shed area was sufficient but parking in general was an ongoing issue for the Town.
“There are 70 bays (in the Goods Shed area) there, so I don’t see it as a problem for patronage,” Councillor Haynes said. Councillors had only seen a concept briefing, he said.
LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra and FORM director Lynda Dorrington at the Goods Shed.