Cop shop markets?

BUSINESSMAN Gerard O’Brien has confirmed his company Silverleaf Investments recently bought the old Fremantle police station on Henderson Street.

The Herald has heard Mr O’Brien is planning a new hotel, bar and restaurant, markets and other businesses at the site, but he said he wasn’t ready to confirm any plans yet.

“We’ve got a few options and we’ll continue to work through it,” Mr O’Brien told the Herald.

“I don’t want to say X and come out and do Y.

“By Christmas we’ll have a plan sorted out,” he said.

Mr O’Brien says Silverleaf values the heritage of the 100-year-old complex, which was closed because of asbestos contamination and other maintenance problems that became too much for police to deal with.


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