- Unique hotel and restaurant development in award-winning William St precinct
- State Government continues to deliver regeneration and revival of Northbridge
- Revitalised Northbridge attracts more new visitors and families back to the area
A new development on William Street will not only give a much-needed boost to Perth’s under-pressure hotel market but also continue the State Government’s work to regenerate and transform Northbridge.
Planning Minister John Day said the site would be developed by the experienced team of Adrian Fini, Nic Trimboli, David Martin, Miles Hull and Howard Cearns - responsible for the successful Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle - who would introduce a unique hotel concept to what was fast becoming one of Perth’s leading retail strips.
“This development is another piece of the puzzle. It will revive a neglected 60-year-old heritage-listed building and make use of a vacant area to add a boutique hotel and restaurant to this popular precinct,” Mr Day said.
“The development will further contribute to the re-emergence of a mature Northbridge - this area is now home to an eclectic mix of retailers, restaurants and bars and this development will offer something new for Perth in terms of guest accommodation.”
The 74-bedroom hotel would cater for business and independent travellers and will be built to six storeys with a mezzanine level and roof terrace bar. The hotel restaurant will adapt the 1950s facade of the heritage-listed former National Bank building.
The Minister said the State Government’s work to revitalise William Street had resulted in an award-winning precinct on the edge of the already transformed Perth Cultural Centre.
“Over the past four years, the Government has invested millions of dollars to transform the area, including restoring iconic heritage buildings on William Street, opening the State Theatre Centre and making a range of popular improvements in the Perth Cultural Centre,” he said.
“Together with the delivery of Perth City Link, Elizabeth Quay and the planned regeneration of Chinatown, these projects will attract new visitors to Perth and ensure our city can adequately accommodate a growing population.”
Mr Day said significant investment in transformational projects across Perth was delivering high-quality infrastructure and facilities, creating new places for people to visit and changing the way people interact with the city.
- Construction will start this year with the hotel due to be operating by late 2014.
- State Government has invested more than $35m to revitalise the Perth Cultural Centre, including the heritage-listed William Street Precinct.