Lendlease has submitted two versions of its The Campus at Waterbank — a “new office environment” planned for its precinct on the Swan River foreshore — both with kayak storage as part of its extensive end-of-trip facilities.
The development applications, lodged with the City of Perth last month, include an $85 million six-storey building, including office, commercial carparking and restaurant/cafe plus a $69 million, five-storey version.
Waterbank, across 6ha of riverfront land at the eastern gateway to the Perth CBD, is being developed progressively by Lendlease and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.
Waterbank project director David Ockenden said the design for Waterbank’s first commercial building reflected Lendlease’s commitment to creating “a new kind of office environment in Perth — a workplace of the future that blends with parkland and the Swan River foreshore”.
“With floorplates in excess of 3000sqm The Campus at Waterbank will give future tenants the opportunity to achieve flexibility in workplace strategy from open plan to activity and team-based configurations,” Mr Ockenden said.
“Waterbank’s future commercial tenants will also have direct access to the CBD via free public transport, plentiful on-site public parking and ease of access to major city arterial road routes.”
Leaselease plans to ensure the development has a five-star Green Star Design and As-Built rating and is pitching the precinct as a place where work life will extend beyond the office and into the public domain landscaping.
Future Waterbank employees will be able to kayak to work, have access to washdown bays and kayak storage as part of the end-of-trip facilities.
The precinct will also be linked to Perth’s extensive cycle path network.
Mr Ockenden said Lendlease would undertake further civil infrastructure work at Waterbank early next year.
It wants to start building The Campus at Waterbank in the second half of next year and finish it by 2021.