Lot 2-7 Barrack Street
- Humich Group
- Perth, Western Australia
- + Urban Design Framework
+ Development Application
+ Scheme Amendment
+ Architectural Design
+ 16-level office tower
+ Refurbished Liberty Theatre
+ Exhibition Space
+ Activated laneways
+ Green landscaping
Situated in the heart of the Perth CBD, located between the Murray and Hay Street Malls, Hames Sharley’s planning and design team helped the owners of Lots 2-7 Barrack Street achieve development approval for this strategically important and complex site. This required a collaborative effort between our planners and designers, who worked closely with the client and key stakeholders such as the City of Perth, Department of Transport, and Heritage Council.
The Barrack Street Redevelopment is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide a cohesive and consolidated approach to revitalising a significant part of Barrack Street. It will include:
- A major cultural and arts contribution to the Perth CBD which will include an activated laneway with a pocket park for respite and relief from the urban context. The laneway will contribute to the existing network of laneways connecting back to Barrack Street.
- Heritage conservation and adaptation of various buildings on the site, each building expressed uniquely but bound together. These buildings will have their upper levels restored and adapted for a cultural centre which will include flexible galleries, rehearsal rooms, artist in residencies – with circulation and a courtyard that connects them together.
- Refurbishment of the Liberty Theatre which will enable a fully functioning theatre to be reinstated in the city fabric and will anchor the cultural centre’s supporting spaces.
- A contemporary 16-storey office tower includes a ground floor lobby that provides a sense of openness and generosity to the Barrack and Murray Street corner with light-filled spaces but also references the geometries and proportions of the heritage buildings. The workplace tower reads as a vertical workplace village and speaks to the fine grain of the streetscape. On the south façade is a series of vertically stacked winter garden spaces that can be connected, and some access balcony terraces that connect each floor to fresh air with views of the Swan River, Perth city skyline and Supreme Court Gardens.