HASSELL has been announced as the designer of the $3.8 billion Belmont Park redevelopment in Perth.
The 73ha site is located on the northern end of the Burswood Peninsula on the fringe of the city’s CBD. 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.
According to HASSELL principal Peter Lee, the project will have a major impact not only on the Burswood Peninsula, but also on the city of Perth as a whole.
“Stage 1 of the development will create 1,500 new apartments, 6,000sqm of retail space, and 20,000sqm of commercial space, not to mention thousands of jobs. This isn’t just great for the city, but also the state,” says Lee.
“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.”
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