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Large-scale commercial and residential
developments in Western Australia are
booming with consumers' confidence
in the property market starting to
It seems the economic downturn
did little to deter WA's
experts suggesting that
understanding your niche in
the market is the best way to
For developers, striking
the balance of appealing
to stakeholders and end-
users provides a challenge,
however current trends
in both commercial and
residential designs are
helping to provide direction.
As we start to recover from the economic
downturn, confidence in commercial
developments is growing in WA.
And with the population in Perth predicted
to rise by 50 percent in the next 30 years,
developments to accommodate and service this
population are needed.
Mixed use developments, in particular, are
becoming quite the norm. ese are developments
that incorporate a mixture of residential, retail,
office and hospitality space.
It seems that there is a shift away from the
singular, sometimes-antisocial shopping malls
and a move towards more
incorporate shops with
offices and apartments, for
example -- miniature towns
where people can live, work
e new 100 St Georges
Terrace development is one
such example. Anchored
by the three-level retail
development enex100, this
24-level tower houses some
of the Terrace's most prestigious tenants.
It has also made a name for itself thanks to
its 4 Star Green Star rating and the sustainable
theme evident in its staff facilities, which include
a parking area with small car spaces, cyclist
facilities, secure bike spaces, showers, lockers
and change areas.
e Claremont Quarter redevelopment, a
joint venture between Brookfield Multiplex and
Gazing across Perth's crane-dotted skyline, you'd be forgiven for asking, "What global
financial crisis?" Despite the economic downturn of the past year, commercial and residential
development in WA is almost back in full swing. Nadia Miraudo talks to those behind some
of these developments about the latest industry trends.
Claremont Residences, a joint venture between Multiplex Living and SPB
Australia, are located above the new Claremont Quarter retail development.
Claremont Residences image courtesy of Multiplex Living, photography Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency
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