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Cathedral Square, Perth

Heritage refurbishment, construction of landmark architecture and reimagined public space

  • $315M

    Collective Value

  • 5

    Buildings

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

Regenerating the historic heart of Perth’s central business district, one building at a time

Prior to 2012, many buildings in Perth’s Cathedral Square had sat unused for decades. In a bid to revitalize this block in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), the City of Perth’s masterplan envisioned the blending of refurbished heritage with new buildings, all surrounding refreshed public space. Stantec’s multi-disciplinary consultants helped realise the plan, contributing to the development, design and construction of five separate buildings within the precinct.

The former State building was transformed into the 5* COMO Treasury Hotel, behind which sits the David Malcolm Justice Centre with 33-storeys of offices. A mix of commercial and retail space is provided by the refurbished former State Administrative Tribunal building on Hay Street - complete with new façade, and a two-storey basement car park was added to commercial space at 1960’s-built Church House. The award-winning Perth Library offers a distinctive architectural addition to the precinct, blending into the central landscaped plaza around which the buildings are arranged.

The transformed urban space offers a welcome resting spot for visitors to the CBD, with easy access to arts, entertainment, restaurants and bars in the revitalized Historic Heart of Perth. 

At a Glance

Offices
Architect
Hassell – Perth Library, Cox - Hotel
Award
(City of Perth Library) 2016 WA Architecture Awards: The George Temple Poole Award and The Jeffrey
Meet Our Team

Prasanna Suraweera, Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

There are a thousand sustainability options out there and I love finding the right path to meet the client’s needs.
Prasanna Suraweera Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director Read More

Eric Lemeur, Senior Structural Project Engineer, Principal

I pride myself on providing efficient, cost-effective structural solutions and am known for my personable and collaborative relationships.
Eric Lemeur Senior Structural Project Engineer, Principal Read More

Stephen King, Fire Section Manager, Principal

Mixing prescriptive with performance-based design, I like to be involved in technical detail without losing focus on the big picture.
Stephen King Fire Section Manager, Principal Read More

Prasanna Suraweera

Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

Eric Lemeur

Senior Structural Project Engineer, Principal

Stephen King

Fire Section Manager, Principal

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