In 2012, Urbis generated a vision and master plan for the redevelopment of Perth’s Shenton Park Hospital – envisioning the creation of a dynamic urban village that balances the conservation of State heritage listed buildings and retains significant portions of the existing mature vegetation, blending them with new dwellings and spaces to create a vibrant urban community. Urbis is now working on the implementation phase of the project, having recently prepared an Improvement Scheme to lead the process.
This is a benchmark project that will set the standard for infill redevelopments, and is a key initiative that will help balance environmental, heritage and cultural requirements with quality development.
Ray Haeren, Urbis WA Regional Director, Planning
Urbis’s master plan transforms the 15.785 hectare site, offering a range of housing options to accommodate at least 1,100 dwellings, a number of community spaces, and public open spaces that provide links to surrounding urban areas. The Improvement Scheme will ensure the development shapes a new urban community, embodies great design, uses land wisely, provides high amenity and attracts investment.
LandCorp, Western Australia’s land development agency, commissioned Urbis to provide planning, urban design, economic and market research, and landscape architecture services for Shenton Park. Urbis’s design approach ensures the project conserves the historical and environmental values of the site while meeting state planning requirements and market demand, as assessed by the Urbis Property Economics and Research team.