Heritage specialists awarded contract for Ascot Kilns conservation
Tuesday 6 April 2021
$6 million conservation project funded as part of McGowan Government WA Recovery Plan.
The McGowan Government has today announced that Hocking Heritage and Architecture has been engaged as lead consultants on the Ascot Kilns Conservation project.
The highly complex project will see the heritage listed kilns and imposing chimney stacks undergo assessment, planning and design ahead of the specialised conservation works, which are anticipated to begin in 2022.
This initiative signals the beginning of what is hoped will be a revival for the historic site, and is expected to generate a pipeline of economic activity including local jobs and subcontracting opportunities across the life of the project.
Local firm Hocking Heritage and Architecture was selected following a competitive tender process and will bring their considerable heritage expertise to assist the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage in delivering this significant undertaking.
The much-loved Ascot Kilns site is recognised for hosting Australia's largest collection of rare 'beehive' kilns, and, as home to the former Bristile tile factory, played a key role in Perth's mid-century suburban boom.
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is also considering options for the future of the 'Brick Man' statue, which has captured the imagination of the local community.
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