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TRADERS UPDATED ABOUT KINGS SQUARE PROCESS

 

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Only a handful of local traders turned up yesterday for an update about the building progress of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project.

These updates at the Federal Hotel have been regular events to keep affected traders in the loop.

Those who came heard form builders Pindan and Probuild, Sirona Capital and City of Fremantle Director Infrastructure and Project Delivery Graham Tattersall that things are going very well and to schedule.

Completion of our Civic Centre community facility will be in July 2020, so a construction period of 18 months. Excavation will start in two weeks for the lower level and the main structure will be up before Christmas this year, so that will give us all a much better idea of what we can expect and how it works in the space.

Sirona is on the home straight with their two buildings and they are estimated to be completed by August/September this year. The paving of Newman Court on the Sirona side will be done in September and the Civic Centre half toward completion of that building.

Queen Street should be back to normal in July when the hoarding there comes down, so that will make traffic flow a bit easier.

The Newman Court thoroughfare between William Street and Queen Street will be open before Christmas, so that is good news as well. Scaffolding around the carpark will be removed in July.

Roel Loopers

 

 

 

 

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CIVIC CENTRE CONSTRUCTION TO BE OPENED FOR VIEWING

 

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I shot the reflection of the Fremantle Townhall in the windows of the former Myer building that is being redeveloped by Sirona Capital as part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project.

Pindan builders have also started on the new Civic Centre, but they have built dark fences around the site so that no one can look in.

I asked Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and CEO Phil St John to put some viewing windows in, and when I bumped into Director Graham Tattersall he assured me this morning that viewing windows will be installed once the signage and branding have been put on the fences, so that they know where the appropriate locations for the windows are.

Members of the Freo community who, like I, want to watch the progress of the construction of the new City of Fremantle Civic Centre can do so for the time being from the first floor of the Fremantle Mall at William Street of course. It’s a healthy exercise to walk up those steps daily. šŸ˜

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MORE FROM FREO’S KINGS SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT

 

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The scaffolding has come down on the back building on the site of the former Queensgate building at William Street, showing the two buildings as contrasting each other in light and dark.

Along Queen Street more of the details of the buildings have also been revealed.

It is all part of the Fremantle Kings Square Redevelopment Project.Ā 

I hear that Newman Court, that will become more prominent once the new Civic Centre has been built, will be renamed back to its original name of Newman Street.

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WINDOWS INTO FREMANTLE’S FUTURE

 

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A nice minimalist photo of the William Street facade of the new building that replaced the Queensgate building as part of the Fremantle Kings Square Redevelopment Project.

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ANOTHER STEP FOR THE KINGS SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT

 

 

Riggers are dismantling the building crane this Saturday that assisted in building the new home for the FOMO retail concept and commercial office spaces by Sirona Capital.

Contractors for PROBUILD were high up in the sky lowering the large crane to the ground in sections.

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FREO KINGS SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT UPDATE

 

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More large glass windows have been installed on the former Myer building at Kings Square that is being developed by Sirona Capital as part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project. We are slowly getting an idea what it will look like.

PROBUILD is hard at work to finish the buildings on time for the opening around Christmas this year.

Roel Loopers

MORE HEIGHT IS LESS BULK AT KINGS SQUARE

 

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It is interesting to see how the top level addition to the former MYER building at Kings Square makes the building look less bulky.

Probuild are hard at work for Sirona Capital to finish the Kings Square Redevelopment Project by the end of this year.

The new City of Fremantle Civic Centre building should also start soon and be completed by mid next year.

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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 developersĀ Sirona Capital to finish the project on time so that the FOMO retail precinct can open late next year.

 

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PROGRESS PHOTO OF FREO’S KINGS SQUARE

 

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I check out the development progress at Fremantle’s Kings Square daily and took this photo on Sunday morning.

PROBUILD is well on the way with the building of the new Queensgate building and the redevelopment of the former MYER building for Sirona Capital.

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FREO’S KINGS SQUARE REACHING FOR THE SKY

 

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Columns on the second floor of the Kings Square building, that replaces the Queensgate building, are going up along William Street, while more support columns are added on the top fourth floor of the former Myer building at Queens Street to add more storeys.

A second large concrete pump will be installed by Probuild the next few days to speed up the work, while the interior demolition of the civic centre is also well under way.

The Kings Square Redevelopment Project will be a game changer for Fremantle and is due for completion toward the end of next year.

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