Port Coogee apartment developers get creative with luxury entertainment areas


George and Lyn Hool are relocating to Port Coogee. Picture: Matt Jelonek d454598
George and Lyn Hool are relocating to Port Coogee. Picture: Matt Jelonek d454598

WITH the current housing market offering plenty of choice for homebuyers, Real Estate Institute of WA president Hayden Groves expects developers to continue to get creative when it comes to enticing new purchasers.

OpenCorp’s Quayhouse apartment project at Port Coogee includes a rooftop entertainment area, equipped with a swimming pool, barbecue area and outdoor cinema.

Apartments include premium finishes and top-brand appliances.

Mr Groves said apartment developers would continue to think of new ways to attract buyers.

He said nicely designed outdoor areas, gyms, pools and nice rooftops would continue to grow in popularity.

He also flagged an increase in the popularity of shared spaces like kitchens and dining areas that can be booked for use when an apartment is just too small.

“I think we’ll see that trend continue, where developers are thinking of new ways to attract buyers,” he said.

OpenCorp director Matthew Lewison said a growing retirement-aged population looking to downsize want more than four walls and a door.

“They want good facilities, great location and a lock-up-and-leave environment,” he said.

Atwell retirees George and Lyn Hool have sold up and will travel around Australia in their caravan until their new apartment at Port Coogee is complete.

The pair was attracted to area because of the intimate style of the apartment development, the beach, marina, its closeness to Fremantle and everything proposed in the redevelopment of the Cockburn Coast.

Mr Hool said the amenities, including the rooftop, were a big plus too.

Mrs Hool said the pair loved enjoying a beer and eating at restaurants, and were hoping to be able to enjoy that locally.

“That’s why we’ve moved down here; so we don’t have to travel too far to enjoy what we like to do,” she said.