Buchan Wins Best Refurbishment or Renovation over $5M

Parmelia House was originally constructed in the early 1970’s. A series of adaptations over the past decades had left the foyer with an incongruous mix of elements and styles.

Buchan’s design sought to update and harmonise finishes throughout the foyer, incorporate space for a new co-working tenancy, and provide equitable universal access.

A concierge desk was constructed with back-lit acrylic cladding. The same cladding forms a dynamic backdrop to the café servery, drawing attention from across the street.

An external landscaped timber deck was created over an underutilised external staircase to the basement, which has been replaced with a new internal staircase. The existing revolving entry door has been replaced with a frameless glass airlock and auto-sliding doors. A contemporary selection of café and corporate foyer furniture complete the effect.

The project won the award for Best Refurbishment or Renovation over $5M at the 2017 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards(WA) in July this year, for Credentia Construction.