11 Jan 24

Future forward design for Perth’s first ‘urban commercial village’ at enex

Perth's first urban commercial village at enex, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Perth’s first urban commercial village at enex, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

A clever masterplan by Woods Bagot brings new light and life to enex, a well-known food and retail destination in Perth’s CBD.

Owner ISPT is injecting $40 million to create Perth’s first urban commercial village in the podium of its mixed-use tower at 100 St Georges Terrace, introducing workspace into the mix with a ‘Future Floor’ for incoming tenant South32.

The design features a new pleated façade extending towards St Georges Terrace, creating an improved retail and dining experience while expanding floorplates on levels one, two and three, fostering better pedestrian flow and visibility into the food court.

Woods Bagot Principal Eva Sue says the design was founded on deep analysis of the existing building and its connectivity with the CBD community.

“The retail and hospitality program was re-stacked with impactful architectural interventions to unlock a new workplace typology,” says Sue.  

“Working closely with ISPT and Cushman & Wakefield we imagined the ‘Future Floor’ over 5150 sqm and created a truly unique canvas set to become a brand defining workplace for South32 on level three.” South32’s fitout is being done by Paper.   

On level two, vibrancy and critical mass will be achieved by combining food and dining at the new City Canteen with retail to create a modern, appealing space for relaxation, eating and meeting. 

Linda Randall, Woods Bagot’s project leader, says City Canteen features five food and hospitality brands across different cultures and cuisines, with 260 seats overlooking St Georges Terrace, Perth’s prime business address.

Adjacent to City Canteen is Central Lounge, a relaxed area with soft furniture, coffee and food offerings, a central connector and meeting space for office workers and passers-by.

Level one, featuring convenience retail anchored by Woolworths, will also be reinvigorated with much improved activation on St Georges Terrace, inviting people in. 

Randall says enlarging the floorplates, and bringing the podium right out into St Georges Terrace, makes enex more appealing and gives it greater visibility.

“We’re creating a new kind of working and shopping village in the middle of Perth’s CBD – it will be a much better experience for everyone,” says Randall.

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