Subiaco Council approves Pavilion Markets $235m redevelopment plan in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 14 Feb 2019 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

The City of Subiaco has endorsed a proposal for the redevelopment of Subiaco’s abandoned Pavilion Markets near the Subiaco train station in Australia.

Blackburne Property Group is the developer of the project.

The project, designed by Hames Sharley, will consist of two six-storey residential buildings, ‘Roberts’ and ‘Rokeby’, and a 24-storey ‘Seddon’ residential building, which will become the tallest building in Subiaco.

The project will be constructed on the site of the former Pavilion Markets, which closed in 2007.

The proposal also includes food, beverage and retail offerings around a market laneway.

Hames Sharley said in a vision statement: “The redevelopment will become a sustainable, community oriented, mixed-use urban village and will form the gateway to Subiaco, linking the historic heart with its contemporary north.

“The project enables the revival of the iconic Subiaco markets, as a regional and tourist destination albeit in a different format, to suit the changing demographics, community expectations and time in history.”

However, the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel is expected to announce its decision on the project later in February.

A public consultation for the project was held in November and December 2018 during which several submissions expressed concern about the height and bulk of the buildings and others raised issues around heritage.

Consequently, the company submitted revised plans in January 2019, reducing the height of Rokeby Building from seven storeys to six.

According to Hames Sharley, the Subiaco Pavilion Markets project will set a new benchmark for urban development within Subiaco while responding to and respecting the history of the site and surrounding town centre.

It said that the redevelopment will become a sustainable, community-oriented, mixed-use urban village and will form the gateway to Subiaco, linking the historic heart with its contemporary north.

The project is also expected to revive the Subiaco markets as a regional and tourist destination.

The redevelopment is expected to offer community benefit with more than 1,100m² of public space.

Public facilities will include bicycle parking; bicycle repair station; end-of-trip facilities and toilets; electric vehicle charging stations; and public art.

Internal laneways will provide links to surrounding streets and a pocket park terminates two vistas as a meeting place and connection to green in an urban setting.

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Image: Hames Sharley’s design for the rejuvenation of Subiaco’s abandoned Pavilion Markets. Photo: Courtesy of Hames Sharley.

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