Queen Street

Perth

Lantern in association with Renovo Heritage and Architectural Solutions Australia.

This project involved providing architectural and heritage support for a new addition to Perth’s inner city streetscape, transforming the current Venn Café & Bar into a hospitality offering that will be known as The Flour Factory.

This inner city project involved modifying the current premises to include a lift, a new bar area and additional toilet facilities to align it with the current standards for liquor licensing, building compliance and disabled access. Ensuring modifications unify the buildings former independent elements with a consistent material palette seen through the entire interior from ground level to roof terrace. The main features being the colour yellow and timber wall and benchtop elements.

Status: completed, 2015

Queen Street
Queen Street
Queen Street
Queen Street
Queen Street
Queen Street
Queen Street
Queen Street
Queen Street
Andy Freeman

I worked closely with Clinton Matthews from Lantern Architecture on “The Flour Factory’’ to achieve an outcome that has been a great collaborative success. The building is Heritage listed, so special care and a professional approach was paramount. I knew the feel and tactile nature that I wanted to deliver in the space and talked through this with Clinton at the start or the process. Throughout the project Clinton listened to my ideas and integrated them along with material selections, combining the technical requirements such as efficient planning principals, disabled access and egress, the addition of a lift, additional toilet facilities. Clinton quickly negotiating the various approvals requirements of the City of Perth and the Heritage Council of WA.

I found Clinton to be practical, easy to work with, very proficient and professional.

I would certainly recommend Clinton Matthews to prospective clients considering an architect for their project.

Andy FreemanPresident of The Small Bar Association for WA