05/09/2014 - 14:27

Twin tower apartments set for Cockburn

05/09/2014 - 14:27

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Twin tower apartments set for Cockburn
The DAP said the proposed building is visually appealing and will contribute to an interesting and varied streetscape.

A town centre defining $65 million twin tower apartment and retail development is set to be approved at Cockburn Central.

The Metropolitan South West Development Assessment Panel is expected to give the 276-dwelling project the green light to go ahead when it meets early next week.

The project will be located on Junction Boulevard in the Cockburn Central town centre area, and will also include 14 commercial tenancies on the ground floor.

The proposal has been put forward by DesignInc on behalf of the landowner, GPT International.

On Lot 1 Junction Boulevard, a 14-level tower comprising 155 apartments is set to be built, as well as two commercial tenancies, a near-500 square metre food court, six retail tenancies and one small bar or cafe space.

The other tower will be built at Lot 25 Junction Boulevard, and comprise 122 apartments over 13 levels, as well as 299sqm of commercial space, three retail tenancies and one cafe or bar tenancy.

The project will be built in three stages, with the 13-level tower set to go ahead first, while the northern portion of Lot 1 is next in line, followed by the southern portion of the site.

It is expected the construction timeframe will be relatively short for the proposal, with the buildings set to be constructed using a pre-fabricated modular building system.

The proposal is set to create a new main street along Cockburn Central’s Steam Lane, with the retail, commercial and hospitality tenancies designed to activate the streetscape.

Steam Lane will also be designed to create a pedestrian thoroughfare to the Cockburn Train Station, while a piazza will be built to ensure an adequate buffer for the apartment towers from North Lake Road.

“The concentration of commercial units along Junction Boulevard and Steam Lane, along with the piazza adjacent to North Lake Road will result in built form that has the potential to create great spaces for people and will contribute to the vibrancy and activity of the Town Centre,” the DAP said in its meeting agenda.

“The relatively large number of dwellings contained in the proposal will introduce a large number of residents into the town centre which will further contribute to its vibrancy and sense of place.” 

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