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Hames Sharley is delighted to have been involved in the design of Nedlands Square development that received JDAP approval last week on behalf of our client Woolworths Group.

The prominent site will be transformed into a dynamic town centre that will service the growing population of Nedlands, providing a full-line supermarket, specialty retail, a commercial office space and refurbishment of the iconic heritage-listed Captain Stirling Hotel.

At the heart of the redevelopment is a new civic plaza that will be activated by a food and beverage precinct with the flexibility to accommodate a range of temporary uses such as markets, food festivals and cultural events.

The design takes advantage of the sloping site to integrate terraced landscaping, enhancing pedestrian access and facilitating greater connectivity to more members of the community. Clear wayfinding and movement patterns are integrated into the built form via colonnades, improving permeability and activation.

Hames Sharley Director Derek Hays says that the redevelopment of the site is an integral part of the City of Nedlands’ aspirations for a community hub. “The introduction of a new civic square provides the people of Nedlands with much needed amenity, forming a vibrant new ‘heart of Nedlands’ that celebrates the character of the precinct and supports community engagement day and night.”

The redevelopment aligns with the vision of City of Nedlands’ Strategic Community Plan to provide accessible and diverse community hubs that strengthen local relationships, introducing a high standard of local services and facilities in a beautiful, green and tree-lined context.

Render of Nedlands Square development town plaza. An open, active area with space for the neighbourhood with safe pedestrian access and flexible space for events.
The town plaza is designed to be an open, active community space for the neighborhood with safe pedestrian access and flexible space for events.
Render of the exterior of Nedlands Square development with Stirling Highway in the foreground. The Woolworths logo is visible.