Lara Museum

The Brief

One of Lara’s oldest historic buildings, The Lake Bank Hotel is Lara’s only surviving 19th century hotel. It was constructed for Scottish immigrant James Henderson and operated as a licensed hotel until 1908. The distinctive limestone buildings were home to five generations of Mr Henderson’s family until purchased by Mr Bisinella in 2010. After numerous restorations the buildings were adapted into a museum spaces, the last building to be converted being the Shed.

Project Description

The Shed was proposed to be the last space to be converted into a viewing space for a donated vintage car, and various farm machinery. Appointed by Bisinella, Select worked through various heritage centric obstacles with multiple stakeholders and council amendments to sympathetically complete the updates of the space into one for future generations to enjoy.
A small yet complex project with multiple authorities overseeing various Heritage, existing services, overlays.
This project had various hurdles, but with Selects diligent, thorough work and never give up attitude, the outcome was a very happy client.


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