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    enkel

    naval store

    space to prototype the future

  • A NEW COLLABORATION SPACE

    New Possibilities for Western Australia

    The Old Fremantle

    Naval Store

    enkel and the City of Fremantle
    are transforming the old Naval
    Store in Fremantle into a dynamic new ideas and social innovation centre for Western Australia.

     

    We're seeking to collaborate with like-minded organisations that reflect our values, are focussed on the future of Western Australia, and are keen to engage with the enkel community.

     

    enkel Naval Store -

    an innovation centre

    A DYNAMIC INNOVATION CENTRE.

     

    The enkel Naval Store will be designed to attract, support and mentor local entrepreneurs, digital creatives, developers, artisans, consultants and storytellers alike.

     

    Through the enkel Naval Store, innovators and entrepreneurs will share insights and skills, and gain access to resources to develop ideas and projects.

     

    The centre will encourage the building of supportive networks that stimulate and sustain enterprise in Western Australia.

  • WHAT IS ENKEL?

    WHO?

    Who are we and why do we do this?

     

    ENKEL IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN PERTH THAT WORKS TO INSPIRE, SUPPORT AND ENGAGE CHANGEMAKERS.

     

    We believe that we need new approaches and more people to address the problems of today and tomorrow.

    MISSION

    What are we doing?

     

    WE WORK TO CREATE A NEW GENERATION OF CHANGEMAKERS.

     

    These people operate everywhere in society – they may be social and environmental entrepreneurs, people within government, in universities, our local communities and big business: people who see opportunities in solutions to today’s problems.

    People who want positive change.

     

    VISION

    What are we working towards?

     

    OUR VISION IS A PLACE OF IDEAS WHERE PEOPLE ARE EMPOWERED TO CREATE BETTER FUTURES.

     

    We work towards this vision by consulting to organisations, running innovation labs, organising courses, events and talks, and much more. All this work is aligned with, and reinforces our values, the four Cs; Courage, Community, Conscience and Creativity.

  • THE ENKEL NAVAL STORE IN FREMANTLE

    FREMANTLE REVIVAL

    “There is currently unprecedented investment and renewal under way in Fremantle with the combined level of private and public investment in the pipeline totalling more than $1 billion including several civic, commercial, residential and retail developments.

    Freo possesses immense cultural and social capital ... Fremantle’s character and the creative milieu it fosters are unsurpassed within Western Australia, drawing artists, tourists, and visitors from all over the world.”

     

    Dr Brad Petitt, Mayor of Fremantle

     

    SURROUNDING AREA


    The enkel Naval Store is part of the Cantonment Hill precinct, and is located opposite the old Fremantle traffic bridge - at the gateway to the port city.


    In coming years, Cantonment Hill will be a vital connecting hub between Fremantle, East Fremantle and North Fremantle.

     

    In February 2019, the federal government agency Infrastructure Australia decided to prioritise the replacement of the Old Fremantle Traffic bridge with a new bridge. In the Fremantle 2029 Transformational Moves strategy it is suggested that the old bridge will be turned into a bike and footbridge, which would end in front of the Naval Store.

  • FROM PAST TO PRESENT

    The Naval Store was built in 1935 and since then has accommodated a range of organisations.

     

    The space and surrounding area has not been used for the last decades, but now City of Fremantle is investing in bringing this culturally significant place back to life. This project is shared between enkel and City of Fremantle; enkel is responsible for the Naval Store activation, community engagement and program development, while City of Fremantle has upgraded the outside of the building, surrounding parkland and adjacent Cantonment Hill.

     

    A park with an adventure playground has recently been built on the hill, with fantastic views of the Swan River.

  • JOIN US!

    Want to know more, organise a site visit or hire the space? Please get in touch with us!

    141 Queen Victoria Street
    Fremantle 6160
    Western Australia
    Visit by appointment
    0422 488 971