12/03/2018 - 11:55

Developments launch renewal of Shenton Park heritage

12/03/2018 - 11:55

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The state government has named Fini Group and TRG Properties, in partnership with Primewest, as the successful proponents for the first two development lots at LandCorp’s infill project Montario Quarter, located at the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site.

The joint-venture between TRG Properties and Primewest will deliver an eight-storey mixed-use development comprising 140 apartments as well as commercial and retail space. Image: TRG Properties

The state government has named Fini Group and TRG Properties, in partnership with Primewest, as the successful proponents for the first two development lots at LandCorp’s infill project Montario Quarter, located at the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site.  

The two multi-residential lots were released in 2017; lot 37 was presented for apartments and ground-floor retail, and lot 38 was earmarked for the repurposing of the heritage-listed hospital building Victoria House.

Lands Minister Rita Saffioti unveiled the details over the weekend and said the development of these first two sites would bring fresh amenities and opportunities for community activation to an underutilised piece of land at the heart of Shenton Park, 400 metres from the train station.

When complete more than 25 per cent of the 15.8-hectare site will comprise public open space, including retained bushland, walking trails, parklands, a nature play area and playground.

Adrian Fini’s Fini Group will draw on its experience with the restoration of heritage properties, most recently having redeveloped the State Buildings, to transform Victoria House into retail, hospitality and housing offerings across 8,487 square metres on lot 28.

Each of the six wings of the former hospital building will draw on the history of the site by incorporating health and wellness and include opportunities for community activation, such as food and beverage venues, artisan retail offerings, artist studios and a proposed furniture and homeware concept store.

The creation of an urban farm has also been proposed, with a plant nursery and education programs to provide the opportunity for residents and hospitality venues to cultivate produce.

An artist's impression of Fini Group's plans for the site that includes Victoria House. Image: Fini Group

Local developer TRG Properties, in partnership with Primewest, secured the 10,127sqm lot 37 fronting Selby Street, which will feature a premium mixed-use 140-apartment development and retail precinct.

The eight-storey development will include two curved buildings above a landscaped four-storey podium, which will house landscaped gardens, dining and lounge facilities, as well as a swimming pool for apartment residents.

The ground floor will feature a supermarket, specialist food and wine providers, along with a number of commercial suites for health-related service providers, with a private road on the west side of the development to be a designated pedestrian-car laneway lined with cafes and al fresco dining.

TRG Properties chief operating officer Tanya Trevisan said Montario Quarter marked the business’s 12th LandCorp project, following its recent Podium and Empire projects at Perry Lakes and securing sites at Claremont on the Park and Parkside Walk at Jolimont.

“What attracted us to Montario Quarter was the blue-chip location – in the heart of the western suburbs, in close proximity to rail links, top education and health infrastructure, kings park and the CBD,” Ms Trevisan said.

“Apartments will overlook extensively landscaped community parkland and the art deco-style Victoria House, which holds significant heritage value and will be a key focal point for Montario Quarter.

“The range of retail, food and wine offerings makes this a true lifestyle development.

“Our plans have embraced the vision for Montario Quarter as a multi-generational urban village – we are designing for young families, couples, city workers, extended families and downsizers and believe it will be very well received by the market.”

Primewest director John Bond said through its established retail contacts the company had already received strong leasing interest for the food and beverage and retail tenancies, with the supermarket already pre-committed.

TRG Properties anticipates it will launch the apartments to the market by early 2019 and construction to start before the end of next year.

Upon completion, the Montario Quarter precinct is expected to become home to more than 2,000 people. 

The Montario Quarter masterplan. Image: LandCorp

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