Following significant works at the site, Fremantle Ports has handed over its A Shed to Gage Roads Brewing Company.
Fremantle Ports owns the 100-year-old heritage-listed A Shed building, and with substantial investment, has completed the restoration of the sheet pile wall, foundations, and deck near A Shed.
Gage Roads will now proceed with works to establish a microbrewery, restaurant and café at A Shed to be opened in late-2021.
The handover also follows planning approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission, which includes an in-principle support from the City of Fremantle.
Fremantle Ports takes great pride in preserving the treasured wharfside sheds and is sensitive to their value and importance to Western Australians.
B Shed was refurbished in 2010 and C Shed is about to undergo maintenance works.
Increased vibrancy and place activation of Victoria Quay for families is anticipated with the opening of the new A Shed venue.
The proposed works at A Shed include the demolition of existing internal walls, a new internal fit out and the addition of an al fresco area with shade and seating on the northern side.
The refurbishment works also include the painting and refurbishment of the exterior walls, the removal of the asbestos roof and installation of a new roof.