Cox Architecture has been tasked with progressing the design of the $35 million Perth Cultural Centre rejuvenation project under a new contract from the state government.
The national firm has been appointed lead consultant on the project, which is seeking to transform the existing Northbridge site into a ‘connected and thriving’ precinct.
The area hosts WA’s major cultural institutions including Art Gallery of Western Australia, State Library of WA, WA Museum Boola Bardip, State Theatre WA, State Records Office of Western Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and The Blue Room Theatre.
It has been indicated that the re-development will incorporate a ‘family friendly’ approach by including a new children’s play space, more shade and security and accessibility.
The car park next to the Art Gallery of Western Australia is also set to be demolished as part of the development in an effort to improve access to Beaufort Street.
Work under Cox’s new contract is worth $2.7 million.
"It is a big step forward in this important infrastructure project to transform the precinct into a connected, thriving, and welcoming area."