It has been an exciting few weeks of construction since our last update and you will have noticed a substantial change to the Murray Street Mall façade.
Lendlease has now removed 139 tonnes of concrete, glass and steel – that is equivalent to about 70 elephants!
The demolition works will continue during April along with works on all lifts, including the Goods Lift. The removal of the roof to the old City Central building will commence once Lendlease has installed full height waterproof hoarding to secure the building. Electricians will commence fitting fire equipment and services into the new tenancies.
In early April demolition will commence on Level 1 of Forrest Chase, north of Myer and continue to Wellington Street. You may notice traffic management moving cranes into the Murray Street Mall and Wellington Street.
HANDLE WITH CARE: ISPT RELOCATES UNIQUE ART PIECE
As part of the redevelopment, ISPT recently had the honour of relocating a piece of WA art history from its prominent Forrest Chase Redevelopment project in central Perth.
The three magnificent stained glass windows were designed by Robert Juniper, one of WA’s most significant artists, and have graced the façade of Forrest Chase for 30 years. Juniper is best known for his evocative depictions of the West Australian landscape and these windows are considered a work of great cultural and heritage importance by project development partner, City of Perth.
The Forrest Chase team worked closely with Perth Art Glass to undertake the painstaking dismantling of the first of three windows on the Murray Street side of Forrest Chase. The panes were carefully removed, piece-by-piece, and will be stored at a temporary location before being relocated later in the year to the Perth Concert Hall.
Ian Dixon from Perth Art Glass was impressed with the condition of the glass giving it an 8/10 rating and remarking that after 25 years of being in place, deterioration had been minimal.
The Journey Has Begun To Redefine Perth Retail
If you’ve taken a stroll down Murray Street Mall recently, you’ll have noticed the buzz of activity that currently surrounds Forrest Chase.
With hoarding being erected at ground level, and new tunnels redirecting walking traffic through previous tenancies on level one, there’s action at every corner as ISPT, in partnership with City of Perth and builders Lendlease begin the $100 million redevelopment of this iconic shopping destination.
Bookmark this page, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up-to-date with the development as it progresses, and stay informed of any closures or new developments which may alter your planned journey around our center.
During the construction, Myer, Woolworths, BWS, Goodlife Health Club and Lifecare Dental will all remain open for your convenience.
We are pleased to announce ISPT, owner of Forrest Chase will commence main works on the site in January 2018. There will be four main stages to the project. Progress updates will be made available at regular intervals.
Builder Appointed – Lendlease
We are pleased to announce ISPT, owner of Forrest Chase and Perth City Central, has appointed Lendlease Building Contractors Pty Ltd to deliver the redevelopment of the building and Padbury Walkway, which is owned by development partner, City of Perth.
Retailers Open For Christmas
We are pleased to announce Myer, Woolworths, BWS, Goodlife Gym and Lifecare Dental will all be open during the Festive Season Tuesday 5 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018. Forrest Chase has an exciting Christmas campaign, find out more here!
COMPLETED TO DATE
The construction site will start to be enclosed to ensure the safety of builders and the general public. Large gantries at the entrances to Myer and Woolworths will be constructed, as will safety hoarding around the perimeter of Forrest Chase.
An enclosed tunnel will be constructed, linking Carillon to David Jones, via the previously open walkway on Level 1, facing the
Murray Street Mall.
A second enclosed tunnel will be constructed, linking Perth train station to Padbury Walk.
The escalators from Forrest Place to Level 1 will be closed and temporary access stairway will be constructed.