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Hames Sharley’s integrated built form master plan for the previously industrial area of Knutsford in Fremantle has received approval from the Metro Inner Development Assessment Panel, a positive outcome for client Locus Development Group.

Less than 2km from the lively centre of Fremantle, Monument East is designed to reimagine the previously industrial area as a medium-density, mixed-use residential community, taking advantage of its proximity to existing schools, parks, retail centres and other amenities.

Hames Sharley’s design followed productive community consultation to deliver a proposal in line with the community’s vision for the area.

“A key facet of our design revolves around the enhancement of the public realm, prioritising spaces that foster interaction and community engagement,” said Hames Sharley Residential Portfolio Leader, Tim Boekhoorn.

“The architectural intervention reverberates with the spirit of the locale, weaving together the industrial past, cultural present, and residential future into a seamless and vibrant tapestry.”

The built form master plan comprises landscape, townhouses, microlots, apartments and will be activated by seven commercial tenancies across a 14,000sqm site. With residential typologies from one- to four-bedroom dwellings, the range of offerings reflects a commitment to cater to varied preferences to support a diverse community.

Each residence is crafted with a keen focus on orientation, surveillance, and its interface with the public realm, offering residents a genuine array of choices and experiences that resonate with the local identity.

Hames Sharley’s national Residential portfolio has a track record of delivering thoughtful medium-density developments that respond appropriately to the identity and context of the surrounding community, such as Grace Apartments in the thriving South Australian community of Glenside, which recently won the UDIA SA Awards For Excellence ‘Medium Density Development’ category.