William Street Rooftop Deck | $450k | Constructed 2015

This adaptive re-use project transforms a previously under-utilised CBD building roof. The 360sqm deck provides a flexible breakout space capturing panoramic views of the surrounding city, William Street and glimpses of the Swan River. The existing escape stair and lift were extended to provide access to the new deck. A series of ramps from the main deck level connect to a more intimate elevated corner deck employing glass balustrading to maximise river views. The project incorporates timber decking and screening on steel framing supported by the structure of the existing building below, to establish a space accommodating a diverse range of breakout uses for St George's Anglican Grammar School. Being the first school in Perth to occupy a CBD highrise building this project is an example of the emergence of residential support functions in Perth's CBD. It also presented a series of complex compliance, structural and fire service challenges requiring a high level of collaboration and attention to detail. Constructed by Buckingham Re-Development Company.