CD+P professionals, in collaboration with architects Zuideveld Merchant Hur, prepared a comprehensive development application for the redevelopment of the former Coolbellup Hotel site proposing four multiple dwelling residential buildings designed to a density of R80. The ground floor of two of the buildings were assigned a commercial component in order to provide an active edge to Coolbellup Avenue. The proposal included a total of 150 apartments, ranging from 1 to 2 bedrooms.
The development application addressed land use permissibility, design principles, built form, street interface, construction materials, vehicle movement and access, car parking, pedestrian movements and landscaping and included elevations and floorplans as required by the City of Cockburn.
The overarching objective was to deliver a high standard of development that will set the benchmark for future growth and intensification of the Coolbellup Town Centre. The development application was approved by the City of Cockburn in November 2013.
Subsequent to the residentially biased development approval achieved for the former Coolbellup Hotel site, the client engaged CD+P and Taylor Robinson Architects to provide a more commercial focus for the site. This involved anchoring by a Woolworths supermarket and specialty retail, enhancing connectivitiy and interface of the public realm. The Development Application was enabled following a CD+P led amendment to the Structure Plan to enable a larger retail component across the northern portion of the Town Centre.
In addition to the major supermarket, the residual landholding between the Woolworths and adjoining parkland will accommodate between 36 - 50 multiple dwellings (apartments) to be developed; this dwelling yield doubling the State Government's Strategic dwelling targets within the broader Coolbellup Town Centre context.