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The Globe Bar & EateryWellington St, Perth - Completed 2016

The Globe, in combining the two existing tenancies of the original Globe Hotel and the Baird Building, presented many challenges in that the existing heritage value of these significant Wellington Street buildings needed to be respected and retained while being repurposed to facilitate the operation of a modern hotel providing three levels of accessibility.

 

In achieving effective acoustic separation from existing vertical neighbours, including the Heritage Council of Western Australia, meticulous processes were employed, including sealing every crack in the wooden floor above, and instituting a bespoke three tiered suspended ceiling with noise suppression. Aided by existing high ceilings the resulting design achieves generous ceiling heights accentuating the light filled interiors.

 

With the new finishes “held off” the existing fabric the patina of heritage melds with the new to create an assured and refined industrial rustic bar, eatery and laneway lounge. Generous new alfresco areas, employing a retractable roof system and extensive landscaping treatments, create outdoor spaces fit to enjoy Perth’s sun. Located adjacent to the new Perth City Link, The Globe is a wonderful addition to the vibrant new venues enlivening the City of Perth.