The $3.8bn Belmont Park redevelopment in Perth, Western Australia, is a 73ha site located on the northern end of the Burswood Peninsula on the fringe of the city’s CBD.
Immediately adjacent to the new HASSELL COK HKS designed Optus Stadium and Sports Precinct, and the HASSELL designed Chevron Parklands, the new Stadium Train Station, and the recently launched Crown Towers, the development boasts unprecedented foreshore frontage to the Swan River and will enjoy views to the City, River, New Stadium, Perth Hills and the entertainment precinct to the east.
HASSELL has been engaged by Golden Group as a key member of the project delivery team to provide planning, urban design, master planning, architecture, and landscape architecture services.
HASSELL Principal Peter Lee said the project will have a major impact not only on the Burswood peninsula, but also on city of Perth as a whole.
“Stage 1 of the development will create 1,500 new apartments, 6,000 sq m of retail space, and 20,000 square meters of commercial space, not to mention thousands of jobs. This isn’t just great for the city, but also the state.” Peter said.
“The vision for the precinct will establish an environment where residents, workers and visitors will be offered a variety of retail options and high quality public open spaces in which to relax and enjoy.” he said.
This vision will be delivered through the realisation of a number of key ideas and design principles including:
- Optimal land use efficiency and transport connections with proximity to large areas of public open space and facilities.
- Encouraging access to communally owned facilities (gardens, swimming pools and leisure facilities) to underline the shared benefits of city living.
- Stabilising the foreshore to provide public access and maximum recreation opportunities while acknowledging and celebrating the cultural and Indigenous connection to the Swan River.
- Providing a high quality public ream enabling a comfortable and safe pedestrian environment, with in ground landscaping to support water sensitive urban design principles and green connections to the river foreshore
“HASSELL has been involved in a number of city shaping projects and the redevelopment of Belmont Park is the next stage in reinforcing Perth as a truly great city. It will be a hub of activity providing entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities, sensitively linking the public domain to a restored Swan River,” Peter said.