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11 June 2014

Hotel developer sought for Perth City Link

The State Government is seeking a developer to continue the vision of Perth City Link with the release of two sites for a mix of hotel, commercial and retail development adjacent to Perth Arena.

MRA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sean Henriques, said at more than 4,000sqm, the land had provision for buildings up to 16 storeys and a shared basement for car parking with the successful developer also required to complete the public plaza between the buildings.

Mr Henriques said delivery of a hotel or short stay accommodation to support the Perth Arena had always been one of MRA’s key objectives for Perth City Link.

“We are looking for a proposal that strikes the right balance between the entertainment focused forecourt of the Perth Arena and the adjacent residential and commercial areas,” Mr Henriques said.

“This world-class venue attracts tens of thousands of patrons every month to enjoy concerts, sporting events and live entertainment so it is only fitting that the surrounding area provides the amenity and experiences that visitors to Perth Arena are seeking.”

“We envisage that the successful development will include a mix of bars, cafes, restaurants and retail at ground floor, with hotel or short stay accommodation on the upper floors, as well as delivery of a high quality public plaza with capacity for outdoor events.”

Mr Henriques said the Perth City Link project was already fundamentally changing the face of our city through the demolition of the Perth Entertainment Centre and Wellington Street Bus Station, sinking of the rail line and the ongoing construction of Kings Square by Leighton Properties.

“This is a very exciting project for Perth and one of the most significant transit-oriented developments in Australia,” Mr Henriques said.

“The MRA is currently working to finalise the design of the newly named Yagan Square, a flagship public space within the arms of the Horseshoe Bridge, while work is also underway by the Public Transport Authority to construct a new $249million underground bus station by 2016.”  

“A walk down Roe Street gives a clear indication of how this project is opening up new corridors between the city and Northbridge and is set to bring significant amenity and activity to the heart of our CBD.”

Perth City Link is a 13.5hectare, $5.3billion project that incorporates significant underground public transport infrastructure, 16 development sites and more than four hectares of public open space.

Mr Henriques said of the 16 sites, six are being developed as part of Kings Square with another eight to be developed by Leighton/Mirvac.  

The MRA is now seeking a niche hotel developer and investor to continue the vision for Perth City Link. Expressions of interest for Lots 2 & 3A at Perth City Link opened on 11 June 2014.  

Perth City Link - Lots 2 & 3a

Lot 2 is a 1,495sqm site that will provide an interface between the entertainment focused uses within the Perth Arena precinct and the predominantly residential and commercial uses of Wellington Street.

At 2,630sqm, Lot 3A is located at the rear of Lot 2 and bridge the divide between Northbridge and the city centre.  

With provision for up to 16-storeys on both sites, a shared basement for car parking and services and integrated public domain between the two lots, the MRA is seeking a proposal that includes high quality tourist/visitor accommodation, restaurant and dining facilities to complement the Perth Arena, the nightlife of Northbridge and the city and the remaining development within Perth City Link. 

Interested parties can find out more about the offering at Investment Opportunities, or by contacting:

  • Aaron DeSange, Jones Lang LaSalle - 0408 022 878 or email Aaron
  • Daniel Sweet, MRA Sales Director – 0447 410 835 or email Daniel

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