Perth Entertainment Centre

IN ASSOCIATION WITH JCY ARCHITECTS

The site for this project was the disused Perth Entertainment Centre and adjacent car park on Wellington Street in the Perth CDB. Following the sinking of the railway, the site presents a significant opportunity for not only urban renewal, but also to re-establish the connection between the CBD and Northbridge.

The proposal includes four commercial and two residential towers constructed above a basement car park. As part of the urban renewal focus of the project, a key aspect of the design centred on the public space formed by the new buildings. The central plaza, fed by new laneways, is intended as an intense centre of urban activity, including a range of complementary recreational and commercial uses. These priorities were incorporated with a range of commercial and site constraints which restricted the use of the site.

Four commercial office tower buildings front Wellington Street with active ground floor tenancies. These buildings are proposed to be 24, 16, 13 and 17 storeys tall plus ground level respectively from the west to the east of the Wellington Street site frontage. Whilst the two basements operate independently a single ramp provides access to both thereby minimising the number of vehicle entry points at ground level. Motorcycle and bicycle parking facilities are also provided within these basements.

Two mixed-use residential tower buildings at the rear of the site with active ground floor retail tenancies are proposed. These buildings are both proposed to be 18 floors plus ground level and include a common basement providing a total of 140 car parking bays in addition to above ground car parking levels sleeved with retail and residential uses providing an additional 310 bays.

Physical model completed by Hartree and Associates’ modelmakers.
3D computer model renders done by JCY computer artist.