Hocking Heritage Studio is a multi-disciplinary practice specialising in heritage, architecture, urban design and strategic planning. HHS is experienced in the inception of projects, setting strategic direction through approvals to the programming and completion of works. HHSs expertise in the implementation and delivery of projects is demonstrated by the multiple heritage and civic design awards received. As a multi-disciplinary practice HHS ensures synergies throughout projects and provides practical solutions to complex issues. HHSs standards are derived from detailed research, keen appreciation of all needs applying best practice principles to all projects and studies
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St George’s Cathedral and Bell Tower Refurbishment
Perth Western Australia, 2007
Project co-ordinator and architectural heritage consultants, with responsibility for design development, contract documentation and administration of all aspects of the project.. Structural upgrading of the exterior and interior of the Cathedral and Belltower, including tying of ceiling and roof structure, roof structure to reinforced walling, arch strengthening and structural ties at the crossing; non intrusive earthquake proofing of the entire structure; introduction of a fall arrest system for all roofs; reconstruction of slate roof with Cumbrian slate, fleche and dormers; reconstruction of original cast iron stormwater system for the building; reconstruction of original ventilation system preparatory to the introduction of mechanical ventilation; introduction of insulated and ventilated roof space; refurbishment of interior and exterior brickwork and stonework; reconstruction of clerestorey leadlight windows; dismantling, conservation and replacing gable lancet stained glass windows; construction of new piled buttresses to north and east gables; introduction of fire beam detection system and CCTV security installation. Replacement of cedar shingle roof with she oak shingles; decorative roof timbers; new stormwater system, above and below grade; earthquake proofing chimneys and gables; investigation and reconstruction of original decorative schema; limewashing of external walls; temporary hard and soft landscaping.
Perth Town Hall Refurbishment Stages 1, 2, 3, & 4
Central Perth WA, 2005
2005 RAIA (WA Chapter) Heritage & Conservation Award. Joint lead consultants, with responsibility for documentation and administration of all heritage aspects of the project. Reconstruction of the south facade and undercroft and ground floor arcading to all sides of the Town Hall . Adaptation of the undercroft, for an entry lobby, and northeast tower to house a lift. Non-intrusive earthquake proofing of the lower half of the structure. New stormwater system for the whole building. Reconstruction of lower level roofs. Pre-planning of air conditioning options for the main hall. Interpretation program. Particular issues were sourcing wood fired bricks to match convict period original bricks and new laying techniques for shingle roofs developed with CSIRO. Refurbishment of the upper facades, reopening of formerly closed windows, non intrusive earthquake proofing of the upper facades and roofs. Reconstructing the shingle roofs to the entire building and the incorporation of fall arrest facilities. Reconstruction of the original form of the main hall, apart from the adaptation of the proscenium stage, re-engineering of the floor to enable a sophisticated displacement air conditioning system to be installed underfloor, reconstruction of decorative schemas interpreting documentary and physical evidence. Reconstruction of the former Council Chamber and air conditioning through ceiling roses. Reconstruction of the kitchen, serving and dressing room facilities backstage
50 Victoria Avenue, Claremont Western Australia, 2008
Restoration and Adaptation of notable foreshore residence.the imposing FederationQueen Anne residence built for English immigrant and timber merchant Arthur and his wife Evelyn Bunnings in 1911.The renovation included the addition of ensuites and walk-in robes to each of the four top floor bedrooms, modernisation of the existing kitchen and dining room, and addition of a second severy kitchena nd breakfast room. WA timbers and original materials were used throughout.