PROPERTY developer Cedar Woods has officially opened its new pavilion in Byford, paying homage to the area’s history of brickworks.
The structure, which can be seen from the South Western Highway, was influenced by Byford’s past as a major brickwork centre.
Byford was previously home to prominent brickworks State Brickworks and Cardup Brickworks.
The pavilion incorporated aspects of a brick kiln into its design to reflect the area’s heritage.
Cedar Woods senior development manager Ken Haustead said it was important the pavilion’s design be rooted in Byford history.
“I had seen similar sorts of pavilions that started my thought process and thought, if we could turn that into something that had elements of a brick kiln, it would tie into the local history,” he said.
Mr Haustead said he hoped the building’s striking design would make it a landmark.
“We wanted a local landmark people would recognize as they drove past along the highway,” he said.
He said they were looking for ways to incorporate more of the area’s history into future projects.
“Austral Brickworks down in Kiln Rd in Karnup have actually offered pieces of the old machinery and plaques from the machinery that date back many years,” he said.
“Our landscape guys are in the process of recovering those and working out how they place them around the new pavilion to give people a little bit of a taste of the history.”