15/09/2016 - 15:34

MSC breathes life into West End heritage

15/09/2016 - 15:34

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The biggest single user of Fremantle Ports, Mediterranean Shipping Company, has unveiled a new headquarters for its Australian and New Zealand operations in a heritage building in Fremantle’s historic West End.

MSC breathes life into West End heritage
MSC's new headquarters has injected more than 100 workers into the West End of Fremantle. Photo: Attila Csaszar

The biggest single user of Fremantle Ports, Mediterranean Shipping Company, has unveiled a new headquarters for its Australian and New Zealand operations in a heritage building in Fremantle’s historic West End.

MSC, which is the world's biggest privately-owned shipping firm, spent $14.5 million acquiring and renovating 11 Cliff Street, known locally as the ‘Elders Building’.

To cater for all of its 128 workers, MSC also purchased an adjoining car park, developing a 1,100 square metre contemporary office building between two heritage properties.

The new building connects with the heritage building next door, while architectural design cues reference its historical significance.

MSC Australia and New Zealand managing director Kevin Clarke said the company was excited to have the opportunity to restore the building.

“MSC is investing in the Australian and New Zealand market and we are here for the long haul,” he said.

Look out for next Monday’s print edition of Business News for more photos and an in-depth look at MSC’s new headquarters.

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