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Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, silverleaf, Uncategorized by freoview on August 2, 2017


Woolstores design


Here a first look at the proposed development for the Fremantle Woolstores shopping centre site in Cantonment Street that will house an Adani Hotel.

It will be developed by Fremantle developers Silverleaf.  According to a talk Silverleaf boss Gerard O’Brien gave at the Fremantle Network a few months ago, it will also have much needed student housing.

The site is one of 13 Fremantle CBD sites included in Planning Scheme Amendment 49. which allows for it to have up to 11 storeys, which will make it the tallest building in the city.

It is not an outstanding building, but much better than the provincial country town look of the existing building. It would be the first of the inner East sites to be developed just after the start of the Kings Square Project.  The Hilton Doubletree Hotel development at Point Street has been pushed back by two years.

Silverleaf’s Gerard O’Brien said they would keep the Coles supermarket open during construction to retain activity in the area.

This development only needs WA Joint Development Assessment Panel approval, but will be debated at a City of Fremantle Planning Committee soon, where we will be able to see more detailed plans..


Roel Loopers

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  1. Rob Fittock said, on August 4, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    if the design pushed the limit to be higher then the offset could have been a smaller footprint giving better opportunities for better street level activation

  2. freoview said, on August 4, 2017 at 11:23 am

    It is already a pretty dark and very unattractive street between Queen Street and Parry Street, Darren. Modernising that part of town will make a huge positive difference to the inner East of the CBD.


  3. Darren said, on August 4, 2017 at 4:10 am

    The height will make Cantonment St very dark during winter.

  4. Pete said, on August 4, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Too tall for me … would have preferred them lowering the height and spreading out to the left. Also not over keen on all that red brick.

  5. freoview said, on August 3, 2017 at 7:13 am

    The lower building could have some more height.


  6. Rob Fittock said, on August 2, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    a very interesting design and nobody would notice if they added at least another storey to each side

  7. freoview said, on August 2, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    There are plenty of us who care, including you, Sue.


  8. Suzanne said, on August 2, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Looks disgusting but who cares.

  9. Andrew said, on August 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Roel
    You may recall that Togo (Adina is one of there hotel brands) had expressed interest in developing a hotel on the Council Administration building site back in early 2012, a far more effective way of activation Kings Square than a new Administration building.
    Opportunity lost!
    Andrew Eastick

  10. freoview said, on August 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    No relocation plans for Coles. They want to keep the ground level open to the public. No idea how they will be doing, that but I am not a builder.


  11. Sam said, on August 2, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I think the design concept is good, and hope that the contoured ‘shells’ giving the top part of the building its distinctive look are retained in the actual build.
    Not sure how they’ll keep Coles open during construction – assume it will relocate to another building in the ‘area’?

  12. Lionel said, on August 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Looks really good

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