The spiral staircase from the PTA bridge to Wellington Street has been closed and the lift and stair access at the eastern end of Level 1 will close at the end of June.
For ease of access, we are encouraging travelers exiting the Perth train station to use the lift or stairs from the station to access Wellington Street and the Forrest Place.
One of the main changes which will occur shortly, is the closure of the Carillon overpass, escalators and lift tower. A temporary bridge and stairs are under construction and will provide access from Padbury Walk south to Carillon City. Stair access will be from Murray Street Mall and lift access via Carillon City.
In addition, from mid-July 2018, the existing goods lift to the City of Perth basement, will be closed and a manned hoist will be installed to allow transport of goods to and from the Loading Dock and Ground Floor. The hoist will operate Monday to Sunday 5am – 8pm and will be in place until late 2018.
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.
Temporary Stairs and Bridge
ISPT are committed to maintaining safe and open access for commuters and pedestrians at all times.
A new airbridge between Forrest Chase and Carillon is currently being constructed. Until early-mid 2019 a temporary bridge and stairs are providing access to Carillon and the Murray Street Mall. The bridge and stairs are open to the public during the hours of 5am – 10.30pm.
Lift access from both ground and Level 1 is available in Carillon City.
Bridge Clearance Murray Street Mall
To ensure public safety, the new bridge construction has required the installation of a gantry across the Murray Street Mall outside Carillon. As a result, the clearance height has been reduced from 4.1m to 3.7m until early to mid 2019. In order to alert drivers, Lendlease Construction have installed a height bar and signage and the City of Perth notifies drivers as they enter the Mall.
We are proud to announce as part of Stage 1, the Padbury Walk access to David Jones is now complete and open to the public.
November 30, 2018 – Stage 1 Opening Murray Street Mall
ISPT are pleased to welcome the first retailers to the new Forrest Chase:
- R.M. Williams
- Mecca Cosmetica
- Peter Alexander
A VIP red carpet event attended by database winners, stakeholders, neighbours and friends was held to celebrate the opening of the stores.
To welcome our new retailers, Forrest Chase launched the Chasing Summer” campaign, with a total of $40,000 to be won*.
Opening of Padbury Walkway
We are proud to have the City of Perth as our joint venture partner. As part of the opening of Stage 1, the redeveloped Padbury Walkway at level 1 on Murray Street Mall was opened to the public. The towering double shopfronts, steel and glass façade and balustrading are enhanced by the beautiful mature trees on the Mall and provide the sense of an urban oasis.
The next stage of Padbury Walk to be opened will be from the Perth train station bridge along Forrest Place at level 1 to the Myer west entry. Access will then move back inside and along The Walk to the temporary bridge and stairs.
Level 1 Tenancies
Lendlease are currently hard at work to ensure the retail tenancies on Level 1 are completed by early next year in order for the new retailers to commence their shop fitouts. We look forward to announcing the new retailers and launch of our next stage in 2019.
New Entry to Woolworths
Construction is continuing along the Murray Street mall east, to ensure the new entry into Woolworths, BWS and Goodlife Health Clubs can open in early January.
The opening of the new entry will allow the next stage of tenancies on the Mall to begin completion.