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Construction is underway for what has been described as the largest residential development project ever undertaken in Western Australia, One Subiaco.

Hames Sharley is working alongside Perth based developer, Blackburne for the $280 million redevelopment of the old Subiaco Pavilion Market site.

Residential Portfolio Leader, Tim Boekhoorn, says “One Subiaco will set a new benchmark for urban development within the area while responding to and respecting the history of the site and surrounding town centre.”

The redevelopment of the 5451sq m Rokeby Road site 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,” says Tim.

The development comprises three distinct residential buildings. Each will respond to its respective context and frontage and in harmony serve to reduce the perceived scale of the development.

Housing diversity will be delivered with three-bedroom apartments for families and owner-occupiers. The mix of dwelling types and sizes allows for apartments to be offered at a range of price points.

Some of the design principles adopted include:

  • create a village hub, not a building - a place for all that benefits everyone
  • respond to a changing Subiaco while complimenting Rokeby Road
  • optimise the opportunity and commercial viability
  • re-create a Subi destination respecting its significance; and
  • bring back joy to Subiaco.

One Subiaco planned completion date is set for mid-2022.