Stage one of the 20-level dual-tower Mt Pleasant development, which includes 109 luxury apartments, is due for completion in early 2019.
Developer Stirling Capital aims to ensure that Cirque Apartments will become the first residential project in WA to achieve a five star Green Star Rating.
A combination of innovative sustainable design strategies has resulted in a building predicted to use 35 per cent less energy, 25 per cent less water and emit 44 per cent less carbon dioxide than a typical Australian development.
Stirling Capital’s managing director Luke Reinecke said that urbanisation and sustainability traditionally did not go hand-in-hand but that he was hoping to buck that trend.
“There are many factors to consider when buying an apartment, and as well as price and location, sustainability and the whole of life cost should be on the list,” he said.
“Green Star buildings are healthier places to live as the design has sought to maximise daylight and fresh air while promoting the use of low volatile organic compound paints, adhesives and carpets and low formaldehyde wood products.”
Cirque Apartments will feature extensive communal facilities including a bar, theatre, gym, pool and barbecue facilities.
Locals will also have direct access to a community business centre within the development, end of trip facilities and a community space that will be delivered via a partnership with FORM.