HIBERNIAN PLACE + THE WESTIN PERTH WINNER AT THE 2018 UDIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Greg Rowe and Daniel Hollingworth of Rowe Group worked closely with the BGC Development team and the project architect, Hassell, since early 2013 to deliver a world class development in Perth’s East End. Greg and Daniel were trusted to progress all required State and Local Government approvals, as well as facilitate the upgrading of the Hay, Murray and Irwin Street public realm prior to the Westin Hotel, commercial tenancies and the Hibernian Place public plaza opening to the public.
BGC Development and the consultant team have delivered a world class mixed use precinct in Perth’s East End which has attracted the deserved accolades.
Please see the commentary below to find out more detailed information about Hibernian Place and the Westin Hotel, including the judges’ comments :
RUSSEL PERRY AWARD FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT EXCELLENCE &
RETAIL, COMMERCIAL OR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT AWARD
HIBERNIAN PLACE + THE WESTIN PERTH BY BGC DEVELOPMENT
About the Project Hibernian Place at 480 Hay St is the cornerstone of a new vision for Perth’s East End. It is home to the eagerly awaited 368-room, five-star Westin Perth as well as a thoughtfully curated mix of hospitality operators including Garum restaurant by Guy Grossi, Bodhi J Wellness Spa, Offshoot coffee roastery by Mary Street Bakery, Arthur & Co. by Graham Arthur, Huxtaburger, rooftop bar Hadiqa by Andy Freeman and Uber’s Perth headquarters. Hibernian Place is purpose built for people, whether for a lunch break or to wine and dine way into the late hours, with a 2000sqm central plaza, rooftop garden, stunning landscaping, Wi-Fi hotspots, timber and stone furniture and a calendar of activations and installations. The project nurtures the intrinsic heritage elements of the site, integrates its design seamlessly within the unique urban fabric of the city, and acts as a catalyst for the broader revitalisation of the neighbourhood.
- Leading the rejuvenation of the CBD’s “East End”, Hibernian Place is an impressive mixed-use development incorporating the 5-star Westin Hotel and several high-quality hospitality venues and retail outlets within an iconic heritage precinct. The development has created a visually attractive space for workers, visitors and commuters and the public plaza successfully incorporates stunning gardens with the hard elements of the surrounding buildings. The judges were impressed by the preservation and renovation of the heritage listed Hibernian Hall, where the design incorporates a unique ‘floating’ of the hotel podium above it. The judges also noted how the project integrated well with the surrounding area, and recognised that the investment made, and attention to detail by BGC Development will be an important catalyst for further redevelopment of the city’s East End.
- A catalyst for broader revitalisation of the East End, the development includes reserved space for a future commercial office tower, with the area intensely landscaped to ensure the rest of the site is not negatively impacted.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for the night!