The Port Kembla Town Centre is currently undergoing significant revitalisation. To support the on-going improvements throughout the retail precinct, Wollongong City Council engaged Studio GL, along with John Oultram Heritage & Design, to undertake a Town Centre Façade Upgrade Audit and to develop a Design Guide.
Working collaboratively to assess and document all 86 properties in the study area, Studio GL and JO H&D focused on the physical condition, street activation and streetscape character of these predominantly Inter-War and Post War buildings.
The Town Centre has retained much of its 1930’s era building stock and the Design Guide was prepared to support building owners and tenants in the process of undertaking façade upgrade works such as awning replacement and façade painting, so that all works support the historic character of this unique area.
Using a range of graphic techniques, the Design Guide clearly identifies the key elements of the character of the area and provides suggestions for how to enhance and strengthen the streetscape along this historic retail street.
Client: Wollongong City Council
Project date: 2017
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