West Perth arts hub the Pickle District is set for a big transformation over the next couple of years after developers APPL Group received approval for a brand new mixed-use development, dubbed the Sydney Charles Quarter.
The modern, six-building village-style precinct will include Perth’s first Aiden Hotel, commercial spaces, a supermarket, offices, retail, cafe and a range of hospitality and residential offerings.
Ideally located close to the CBD and halfway between Northbridge and Leederville, the 2.2ha site will be transformed with construction set to commence in 2024, and is expected to take two years.
“The Sydney Charles Quarter, or SCQ, will be in harmony with its surrounds while simultaneously acknowledging its history, with a significant focus on Western Australian art,” said APPL Goup director Michelle Prater.
“When all of the stages are complete, SCQ will bring together nearly all of the housing options, a first for Perth, from short-term to co-living, owner-occupied and build-to-rent, which is exciting.”
As part of the development, the Pickle Factory will become a new food and beverage offering – The Pickle Shed.
Central to the development’s design is ‘The Commons’, a multi-use, public open space that “encourages connection and interaction by hosting performances, sporting events, art exhibitions, music and more.”
Along with encouraging alternative transport options with strong pedestrian and cycle networks, one building will house 31 apaertments and commercial tenancies, while another see another WA first – 62 co-living micro-apartments.
This will be spearheaded by national operator UKO, with the studio and one-bed co-living apartments sharing outdoor and indoor communal and private spaces for residents and visitors.
Meanwhile, the 120-room Aiden @ Sydney Charles Quarter Hotel will be comprised of 74 hotel rooms and 46 apartments with balcony access, a rooftop bar and restaurant, conference and event spaces, outdoor event lawn and a pool.
To find out more head to the thescq.com.
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