24/08/2021 - 11:56

3 Oceans back with Scarborough towers

24/08/2021 - 11:56

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Public submissions have opened for 3 Oceans Property’s revised Scarborough apartments proposal, featuring three towers, the tallest reaching 46 storeys.

The latest concept for the site, located on the corner of West Coast Highway and Scarborough Beach Road. Image: Hames Sharley

Public submissions have opened for 3 Oceans Property’s revised Scarborough apartments proposal, featuring three towers, the tallest reaching 46 storeys.

The latest plans feature a 46-storey, 20-storey and 16-storey tower, in addition to a three-storey podium, comprising a total 370 apartments.

Located on the corner of West Coast Highway and Scarborough Beach Road, opposite the Rendezvous Hotel, the project also includes 512 car bays (including 379 bays earmarked for residents).  

Under the Scarborough Design Guidelines all three towers exceed the outlined 12-storey base height maximum, with one fitting within the potential 18-storey bonus height.

DevelopmentWA also notes that the tower floorplates (56 metres by 22 metres and 38 metres by 20 metres) exceed the maximum dimensions of 30 metres by 35 metres.

3 Oceans received planning approval for an earlier $450 million iteration designed by local practice Hillam Architects in 2018.

That concept (the group’s second concept for the site) proposed two 43 and 33-storey towers, 314 dwellings (with 37 apartments earmarked as affordable housing), 119 hotel rooms as well as a convention centre, exhibition space, commercial tenancies and a top floor art gallery and café with public viewing area.

The first (left) and second concept designs for Iconic Scarborough. 

However, those plans were put on hold in 2019 after it said its board determined the project - then named Iconic Scarborough - financially unviable given market conditions.

At that time the group said it was seeking joint-venture partners for a redesigned Iconic Scarborough project and that a redesign would result in a more feasible development that better responded to the market.

The project received mixed responses from the community, with a total 1,445 submissions received during the public consultation period: more than 50 per cent were in support and 44 per cent were opposed to the project.

The latest concept, designed by Hames Sharley, has removed the hotel component but still includes a mix of commercial and art spaces, with plans for a co-working tenancy, a theatre, six artist studios and an art gallery.

In a nod to Scarborough’s culture, the towers have been named the Surfer, the Wind Surfer and the Skater, according to the development application.

Public submissions for the project close September 9.

3 Oceans’ proposal joins the wave of apartment tower projects taking shape in the area.

The latest was a private property group’s application to develop a 112-apartment, 18-storey tower just off West Coast Highway on Brighton Road, with public submissions closing this Thursday.

Other projects planned and yet to be approved for the area include Edge Visionary Living and Hillam Architects’ $120 million proposal, a few doors down from the Rendezvous Hotel.

Closer to breaking ground is Woolworths Group’s $120 million plan for the former White Sands Tavern site.

The group received approval for the West Coast Highway project earlier this year, proposing two towers of 29 storeys and 12 storeys, featuring 302 residential apartments. 

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