Hassell to design $3.8bn Belmont Park redevelopment in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 4 May 2018 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Australian architecture firm Hassell has been appointed by Golden Group to provide planning, urban design, master planning, architecture, and landscape architecture services for the $3.8bn Belmont Park redevelopment in Perth, Australia.

The Belmont Park is a 73-hectare site located on the northern end of the Burswood Peninsula on the fringe of the city’s central business district (CBD).

The development is located 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.

It will provide foreshore frontage to the Swan River and offer views to the city, river, new stadium, Perth Hills and the entertainment precinct to the east.

Hassell principal Peter Lee said: “Stage 1 of the development will create 1,500 new apartments, 6,000m² of retail space, and 20,000m² of commercial space, not to mention thousands of jobs. This isn’t just great for the city, but also the state.

“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.”

The company intends to deliver this vision through key ideas and design principles, including optimal land use efficiency and transport connections; encouraging access to communally owned facilities to underline the shared benefits of city living; stabilising the foreshore to provide public access and maximum recreation opportunities; and providing a high-quality public realm enabling a comfortable and safe pedestrian environment, with in-ground landscaping.

Peter said: “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.”
Stage one of the redevelopment has begun, while the entire project is expected to be completed within 20 years.

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