Eight-storey development in Joondalup city centre given tick by JDAP

An artist impression of the development in Joondalup.
An artist impression of the development in Joondalup.

A “DYNAMIC” and “engaging” eight-storey development has been approved in the Joondalup city centre.

The North West Metro Development Assessment Panel supported plans for the proposed multi-storey Government office building at the corner of Davidson Terrace and Shenton Avenue.

It will consist of five levels of office space, two levels of car parking and a ground level café and commercial tenancy.

The exterior design by Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects is predominantly white and features perforated triangular aluminium panels arranged in a tessellated origami pattern, aluminium cladding with a timber finish, clear glazing and patterned concrete walls.

The development proposal has achieved a five-star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia and will include a 300+ kVA solar array, state of the art end of trip facilities and electric car charging stations.

At the panel meeting last Friday , City of Joondalup councillor John Chester praised the environmental design aspects.

“I’m very pleased to see a building of that (level of) sustainability,” he said.

Discussion centred on the visibility through the screens and appearance of the building, with Cr Philippa Taylor satisfied that passersby “won’t be blinded by white”.

Cr Chester said he was concerned about the impact on existing vegetation and moved to include a condition requiring that all grass trees and cycads removed from the site be replanted there or at other suitable locations.

The five-member panel unanimously supported the amended recommendation, approving the development subject to 17 conditions.