We are honored to have played a role in providing a state-of-the-art facility for the WA Police Traffic Support Operations while respecting the historical significance of the Midland Railway Workshops.
Hunt Architects acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and conduct our business.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We value their continuing culture and contribution to the life of our nation, regions and cities.
Preserving History with Adaptive Re-Use
Midland Operations Support Facility
Commissioned by the WA Police and Department of Finance the project encompasses a total floor area of 4700 square meters and occupies a historic 1910 Midland Railway Workshops building, a heritage-listed structure. Our primary aim for this project was to create a contemporary office facility capable of accommodating 350 police personnel while preserving the historical significance of the existing structure.
The design approach embraced the concept of constructing a “building within a building,” seamlessly integrating a three-story office facility into the pre-existing railway workshops. This approach, undertaken with utmost respect for heritage preservation, allowed us to retain and showcase significant heritage machinery within the building’s volume.
The recognition garnered by this project, including the 2008 Gerry Gauntlett Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse, the 2009 RAIA Design Award, the 2009 RAIA Heritage Award, and the 2009 MBA Award, serves as a humbling testament to our team’s dedication to design excellence, construction proficiency, and heritage preservation.