Centro North is located about 200 metres north of the Subiaco train station, between St John of God Hospital and the Subiaco Square shopping village.
The one hectare site at the corner of Salvado Road and Station Street was formally occupied by TAFE and was a school prior to that.
The new development will create three mixed use lots and two high quality public open space areas, with a new direct pedestrian connection from Subi Centro’s retail area and train station, to the St John of God hospital and medical facilities. Once complete, Centro North will incorporate 130 dwellings for up to 240 residents and up to 3,300sqm of commercial space.
The three lots have been sold to WA developers Pindan and QUBE Property Group, and the new developments are expected to be completed by 2014.
Centro North will become one of the highlights of the Subi Centro redevelopment, with great public transport accessibility complemented by the creation of two new, high quality public open space areas.
The design will focus on pedestrian friendly, leafy streetscapes and high quality public areas that will see the footy crowd and cappuccino set mingling with local residents, workers and visitors alike.
An essential part of the design philosophy is to retain mature trees on site and open up views to St Joseph’s Church.
The Design Guidelines encourage design excellence and the use of innovative, low-energy building materials.
Residential dwellings will be apartment-style, above or next to commercial and retail buildings, and feature spacious balconies overlooking the area, to encourage passive surveillance for enhanced security.
Buildings heights will include two, three and four levels, with a taller corner design element on the north-eastern edge of the precinct.