From the owners of some of Perth's favourite venues, The Old Synagogue and The Beaufort will come a sophisticated new bar and restaurant built into the Heritage Police Station at Finbar's luxury South Perth development, Civic Heart.
Nokturnl co-founder Ross Drennan said he and business partner Drew Flanagan plan to spend $6m to create a sophisticated beer and wine bar with a large alfresco area on a 400sqm block.
The police station, which will retain its two holding cells, will house a bar with some seating.
The basement level, which will be built next to the heritage building, rather than directly beneath it, will house the kitchen, a restaurant and toilets.
“We’re excited, as South Perth residents ourselves, to have an opportunity to create a hidden restaurant underground that promises a dining experience unlike any other in Perth."
The as-yet-unnamed venue will be one of 25 ground-floor food and beverage and retail tenancies in Civic Heart’s vibrant commercial precinct.
Finbar managing director Darren Pateman said Civic Heart would transform the Mends Street precinct through both its luxury apartments and the amenity it provides for local residents.
Both Civic Heart, and Nokturnl’s venue, are due for completion at the end of 2023.