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MORE TWIGGY FORREST INVESTMENT IN FREMANTLE

 

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While the Fremantle knockers will always be there, Andrew-Twiggy-Forrest, one of Western Australia’s most prominent business man, is showing confidence in our port city.

The Forrest Family Investments Pty Ltd. intends to purchase the Spicer site on the corner of William Street and the Henderson Street mall from Sirona Capital, once this is agreed on by Fremantle Council on Wednesday.

Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation only a few months ago bought the Orient Hotel in the historic West End and I have been told also another property in Pakenham Street.

The Spicer site is stage three of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project, after the completion of the Myer and Queensgate construction and the City of Fremantle’s new civic centre.

Under the sale contract  the Forrest Family Investments agrees to assume all of Sirona Capital’s obligations in relation to the development of the site.

I believe this is very good news for Fremantle.

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FUTURE FACADES OF FREMANTLE’S KINGS SQUARE

 

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The Newman Court facades of the Fremantle Kings Square Redevelopment Project late on Wednesday afternoon.

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THE NEW FACE OF KINGS SQUARE

 

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We are getting more and more an idea what the buildings at Fremantle’s Kings Square will look like, with these steel structures now being added to the facade of the former Myer building.

Probuild are working hard for developers Sirona Capital to finish the project on time so that the FOMO retail precinct can open late next year.

 

FREMANTLE’S RENAISSANCE REFLECTED

 

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A rather symbolic photo of Fremantle’s renaissance. The Townhall reflected in the new facade of the FOMO building, which replaced the Queensgate building at Kings Square.

 

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THE GLASS IS HALF FULL AT KINGS SQUARE

 

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There is a lot of glass put up at the new Fremantle Kings Square buildings, a development by Sirona Capital.

I must admit that I quite like the minimalism of the building,which replaces the former Queensgate one, with its high and slim widows. The vertical impression is good.

The mount where the Christmas Tree used to be was also flattened this morning to start preparing the soil for the replacement Moreton Bay fig tree.

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FANTASTIC CREATIVE FUN AT FOMO COLOUR

 

 

What a fantastic fun FOMO Colour event at Fremantle Oval today!

More than 600 creative people, young and old, came to altogether create one of the biggest canvasses ever painted in WA, if one put all the images together.

The event was organised by the Kings Square Redevelopment Project partners Sirona Capital.

The event was booked out very fast and they had a waiting list of 600 people, which they had to close.

FOMO, by the way, stands for Fremantle On My Own and is the motto for the new retail concept at Kings Square, which will open late next year.

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EXCITING TIMES AT FREO’S KINGS SQUARE

 

 

I must have a Kings Square Redevelopment addiction, as I can not stay away from our city square and need to look at the progress of it all every day.

The former Myer and Queensgate buildings, developed by Sirona Capital, are showing more and more what they are going to look like and with the demolition of the former Civic Centre all but complete we can now see St John’s church from William Street and the back wall of the Townhall.

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FREMANTLE KINGS SQUARE OLD AND NEW

 

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I understand if you think that the blog posts are a bit Kings Square-centric lately, but that is where most of the action in Fremantle currently is.

I noticed when I drove by this morning that the first glazing has been installed at the former Myer building, and they are working on adding an additional floor on top as well.

And another dramatic photo of the old and new, demolition and construction.

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QUEENSGATE CARPARK IS OPEN!

 

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The Fremantle Queensgate carpark in Henderson Street is open again, adding 470 car bays for inner city parkers.

The hourly rate is $ 3.00 but there is also a $ 9.00 all day early bird parking, so take advantage of that if you can.

Access to the carpark is via Queen Street and William Street, so from both ends, but when leaving there is only a right turn toward William Street, since Queen Street remains one way during the construction of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project.

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KINGS SQUARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

 

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Another minimalist photo of the work that is going on at the Queensgate carpark in Fremantle’s Henderson Street, as part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project by Sirona Capital.

The carpark is due to re-open well before the Christmas shopping starts, so only a few months from now.

The replacement for the Queensgate building at Newman Court now has a ground floor roof and first storey floor, and I was told this morning that the builders are ahead of schedule, so that is great.

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