Proposal for Perth’s tallest building has early win from MRA

How the revamped Perth skyline would look. Photo: REX
The 'plus' sign design. Photo: REX
How the revamped Perth skyline would look. Photo: REX The 'plus' sign design. Photo: REX

A PROPOSAL to construct Perth’s tallest building at Elizabeth Quay has passed an important early milestone.

The two-tower proposal, which has been designed by New York architecture firm REX and dubbed ‘Perth+’, has receiving an in-principal development application approval from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Builders Brookfield are required  to now lodge a full development application, which will need to be approved before construction can begin.

The buildings will occupy lots five and six in the Elizabeth Quay development precinct, which is bound by The Esplanade, Enchantress Way, Duchess Way and Geoffrey Bolton Avenue.

The buildings will reach 19 and 54 storeys (86.5 and 220 metres) respectively, incorporating 15,000 square metres of office space across the two towers, as well as 220 luxury apartments.

The taller of the two towers will include a 220-room hotel.

The proposal also includes cafe, restaurant and retail spaces on the ground floor across both towers and a public plaza to the south of the buildings, fronting The Landing and the Elizabeth Quay inlet.

A “plus”-shaped section bisects the taller tower of Perth+ by REX Architecture. 

The height of the second tower is aligned with the top of the “plus”.

Between the two towers will be a 22.3-metre-wide open-air, landscaped pedestrian space traversing the area between The Esplanade and Geoffrey Bolton Avenue.

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