This project was for the redevelopment of a warehouse site at 136 Cimitiere Street and an existing Hotel at 22 Tamar Street, Launceston. This was a complex site which included the retention and integration of several historic buildings, some of which are heritage listed, along with the insertion of new hotel building set back behind the heritage and historic building frontages.
The proposal was divided into two core components.
The Warehouse Hotel, which incorporates the new Hotel building and the adaptive reuse of the existing Alfred Harrap & Sons warehouse, and the Boutique Hotel which incorporates the existing Grand Hotel. Additional existing stable buildings to the rear of the Boutique Hotel were also repurposed to provide additional hotel rooms.
The proposal was designed to represent the appearance of multiple different buildings within one integrated proposal and will provide up to 179 luxury rooms within the Warehouse Hotel once complete, along with conference facilities, guest amenities (incl pool, gym and spa), along with several restaurants, café and shop fronts at ground floor level.
Ireneinc were engaged as a core consultant, along with Scanlan Architects.
A number of key planning and urban design considerations were addressed and overcome, including height and heritage controls to ensure the building was compatible with height of adjoining buildings and respected the heritage character of existing buildings.
The proposal was subject to a planning appeal, in which Ireneinc provided expert planning evidence in support of the proposal. The appeal was subsequently dismissed, and the application approved by the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.