2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists

 

Image of Cronshaw's Store

 

Cronshaw’s Store, Bunbury (1938)

 

Place Number: 375

The Cronshaw store was constructed in 1938 and is one of four heritage buildings that define the intersection of Victoria and Wellington Streets in the City of Bunbury.

The building was originally  purchased by the Cronshaw Company in 1966 where it would house their expanding business unti 2005 when after 85 years of retail trading it was decided to shut the doors, allowing for the change of hands in 2009 which then saw the Cronshaw Family take over the unique landmark from their family’s company and invest a significant amount of time and money into restoring the building.

With the building’s facade conservation work now complete the family is hoping to move forward onto the upstairs interior with the aim to restore many of the rooms to be used and enjoyed by future generations.

Image of Denmark District Hospital

Denmark District Hospital (fmr) (1924-1990)

 

Place Number: 14171

The Denmark District Hospital (fmr) is a complex of buildings with high cultural heritage significance that has contributed to the successful medical care of many generations of residents in Denmark and the surrounding region. It is an excellent example of a rural hospital that was very much inspired, constructed and maintained by community involvement.

Following the closure of the original hospital precinct, there was some community pressure to demolish the buildings, but the community rallied to save the buildings. It was decided that the former hospital buildings would be adapted into a cohesive and vibrant community, arts and cultural precinct for the town.

This space would house the Denmark Community Resource Centre, The Denmark Arts Council, the Denmark Over 50s Association and a number of various community groups. H+H Architects were appointed to undertake the refurbishment works based on the brief from the adaptive re-use strategy.