Australian Fine China

Project Description

The project involved the redevelopment of the former Australian Fine China site located on the corner of Hay Street and Roberts Road in Subiaco into a mixed use urban renewal development.

The development provides for approximately 314 dwellings and accommodates up to 2,300 workers across 37,500 sqm of commercial space.

Our Role

NS Projects was appointed by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority as project managers for both phases of the project.

The first phase involved forward works to demolish, clear and remediate the site. The second phase involved the sub-division, including installation of infrastructure services, landscaping and heritage interpretation in preparation for sale and development of the individual lots.

Challenges Overcome

  • Significant remediation of the site due to hydrocarbon and asbestos contamination, including assisting with negotiations with a previous lessee.
  • Preparation and implementation of a heritage conservation and interpretation strategy in consultation with the Heritage Council of Western Australia to protect the oil fueled tunnel kilns constructed in 1948.
  • Design and implementation of an integrated ESD strategy which incorporates centralised water management and geo-exchange systems.
  • Realignment of key infrastructure, including construction of 800mm pressure water main around the site and through existing built up residential areas.
  • Adjustment of the statutory planning framework underpinning the development including a Scheme Amendment with underlying Precinct Plan and adoption of Design and ESD Guidelines which support market leading sustainable development.
  • Design and construction of the highest quality landscape which integrates the history of the site and celebrates the ESD initiatives incorporated.
  • Establishment of a special purpose corporate structure to manage the strata’s common-user elements (e.g. centralise water and geo-exchange systems).

Project Details

  • Name: Australian Fine China
  • Type: Urban
  • Client: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
  • Date: 2006 to 2012
  • Role: Project Manager
  • Value: $52 million

Key Outcomes

  • The Australian Fine China site signifies completion of the last key element of the Subiaco Centro Redevelopment plan.
  •  The development delivers economic, social and environmental sustainability initiatives which exceed national and Western Australian targets for water use and recycling, energy conservation and renewal and greenhouse gas reductions.