Historic post building now MRA office

cadet planner Ryan Quinn andMRA senior planner Tim Leishman
cadet planner Ryan Quinn andMRA senior planner Tim Leishman

After undergoing an extensive $1 million revamp, the historic post office building reopened it doors as the MRA on September 1 ” exactly 116 years after it first opened in 1898.

MRA chief executive Kieran Kinsella said the restored 19th century Armadale Post and Telegraph Office was one of the most recognisable buildings in the area.

‘We thought it was very fitting and are really pleased that we could open our doors on the exact date (September 1) the original building opened, cementing its place in the next generation of Armadale’s redevelopment,’ he said.

The renovation included exposing some of the original brickwork and restoring the jarrah floorboards.

The original features of the terracotta tile gabled roof and arched entrance have also been retained.

Mr Kinsella said the location of the building, right in the heart of the City, meant the MRA could help to improve the area by encouraging further revitalisation in the area.

A large artwork created by Kelmscott Senior High School students will be installed in the coming weeks on an exterior wall to showcase the students’ interpretation of urban renewal and community engagement.