APPROVED! Another vacant building in Fremantle activated

Adin Lang
2 min readMar 24, 2021
Norfolk Street Elevation

The former Old Girls School and Fremantle Technical College at 41 South Terrace is set for a new lease of life.

The venue proposes to utilise the buildings for a range of temporary uses including cafe, provedore, bar, restaurant and outdoor event spaces. The proposal is intended to activate the site until the proponent proceeds with further development at a later stage — which we understand will be within 2 years.

The applicant, the Prendiville Group, has described the proposal as a food, beverage and event venue, accommodating up to 700 patrons, trading 7am to Midnight seven days per week throughout the summer months.

Proposed floor plan of new venue.

The proposed floor plan indicates the following:

  • Bar and Café uses within the existing Old Girls School Building with outdoor dining to both the front (South Terrace) and rear of the building; and
  • An outdoor event space of approximately 640m², in the existing car parking area at the South Terrace and Norfolk Street corner of the site. The plans include areas for a screen/stage, a bar and food trucks.
  • No use is currently proposed within the Fremantle Technical College building (Essex Street). The proposed works and uses include:
  • Interior bar area and support spaces to central lobby area.
  • The addition of a temporary external preparation kitchen and support spaces.
  • New openings to the courtyard and building from lobby area.
  • Modifications to the existing toilet facilities.
  • Landscaping works to the existing rear carpark area.
  • Screening/enclosure of a store area adjacent to the Norfolk Street access point.
  • New entry point from Norfolk Street close to the corner of South Terrace, and pergola structures over these entries.

More venues from the Prendiville Group here: https://www.prendiville.com.au/gallery

How the vacant site currently looks.

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