CENTRE FOR THE FUTURE
New Possibilities for Western Australia
The Naval Store
enkel is currently transforming the old Naval Store in Fremantle into a dynamic new ideas and innovation centre - a centre for the future.
We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. This means that no single organisation, discipline or philosophy alone has the answers to how to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow.
We need to work together.
That's why we invite organisations and individuals that are aligned with our values conscience, creativity, community and courage, focussed on the future of Western Australia, and keen to engage with the enkel community.
Contact us today to be part of this new centre for the future!
EVENT SPACE HIRE
The Naval Store is for hire!
This beautiful heritage-listed warehouse built for the Australian navy in 1935 is a unique venue which is ideal for large events.
It has a ground floor area of 840m2, nine newly installed toilets and two large roller doors for vehicle access, such as food trucks etc. The capacity is 425 people.
The space is located at the foot of the Cantonment Hill which has amazing views over Fremantle and the ocean.
Contact us today for pricing, further details and to schedule a visit. We give reduced rates for non-profits, charities and community groups.
WHAT IS ENKEL?
Creating a New Generation of Changemakers
Who are we and why do we do this?
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.
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 NAVAL STORE IN FREMANTLE
“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
The 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.