Our three-year project with Stephen Carrick Architect to transform Cue’s disused Post Office building into a Visitor and Community Resource Centre was rewarded with two major accolades at the State Heritage Awards last Friday night.
The project won the award in its category – Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place – and the overall award, the Gerry Gauntlett Award for Outstanding Conservation or Adaptive Reuse.
Heritage Minister David Templeman said: “Friday night’s Western Australian Heritage Awards was a night of great anticipation, culminating in 19 heritage champions being recognised for the work they do to promote and conserve Western Australia’s cultural heritage.
“The revitalisation of Cue Public Buildings is a fantastic example of how adaptive reuse of a heritage asset and heritage tourism often go hand in hand.
“The former Cue Post Office has been beautifully restored and adapted for modern use, giving visitors and the local community a wonderful historic building to enjoy and use.”
We were thrilled with this recognition, which acknowledges the role of the project in bringing people and activity back into the historic heart of this gold-mining town.
Thanks to the Shire of Cue for your faith in us, the people of Cue who met in the town during the course of the project, and all of the consultants and contractors who helped to deliver our vision.
Building photograph by Jody D’Arcy.
Winners photograph courtesy of Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.