Print Hall – Planning and preparation

Ayus Botanical begins on site ‘green landscaping’ at Colonial Leisure Group’s Print Hall. Two years in the planning, meticulous restoration of the heritage listed Newspaper House has transformed this iconic landmark in to a multi-level dining and bar precinct.

Lush green foliage, vibrant coloured flowering plants and hardy varieties to create an urban forest, were all part of the design for this modern, airy redevelopment.

With one of the best climates in the country, Perth decided to show exception during our first week of landscape construction.  The unseasonal weather of combined rain, hail and wind offered a new dimension to the logistical challenges of the CBD site. Craning oversized plant containers, premium landscape soil and advanced trees, made for a testing time to meet the deadline before the arrival of 500 guests to toast the launch of Print Hall at City Square.

  • The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.
    • Vita Sackville-West

Preserving the buildings publishing past, Print Hall retains the original ‘The West Australian’ neon sign above Bob’s Rooftop Bar

After Hours deliveries are all part of landscaping the CBD.

Oversize Vase pots, Chinese Elms and charcoal planter troughs, begin to transform the rooftop bar.

“There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class….”
Alfred Austin

“Laying out grounds may be considered a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting.”
William Wordsworth

An eye for detail.

A delicate touch.

Nature begins work within the city skyline.