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B Shed Ferry Terminal, Fremantle (1925)
Visit the 2011 WA Heritage Award winner

Perched on Fremantle’s waterfront, the stunning transformation of the B Shed into a modern ferry terminal illustrates the very best in adaptation, conservation and clever design.

The development of the B Shed (a former 85-year-old cargo shed) is part of Fremantle Ports larger plan to revitalise the western end of Victoria Quay.

Fremantle Ports’ vision was to provide much needed facilities for ferry operators and passengers while maintaining the integrity of the building and interpreting aspects of the port’s rich heritage.

The intention was to create an iconic facility that opened up this heritage-listed building for the benefit and enjoyment of the WA community.

The solution - self-contained ticketing pods, modern café, and contemporary interpretation panels, using modern materials and colours, to clearly distinguish between the old and the new.

The project was a stunning success, winning the prestigious Excellence in Adaptive Reuse: The Gerry Gauntlett Award at the 2011 WA Heritage Awards.

Some Photos Copyright Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo

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