History of BFPL
The genesis of Brookfield Place began with a call-to-market by BHP who, in 2006, was seeking new accommodation in the Perth CBD.
Responding to that call, Brookfield held a small invited design competition, which yielded the team of Sydney-based fitzpatrick+partners and local architects, Hassell. Their bid was successful, and the preferred proponents went about developing a design.
In the course of the process, BHP lifted its accommodation requirement from 40,000 sqm of space to 60,000 sqm and the overall project expanded to 76,000 sqm.
In 2008, Brookfield began construction of Brookfield Place Tower 1, a 45-storey office tower that serves as the centrepiece for Brookfield Place.
At the time, it was the largest addition to the Perth skyline since the development of the Bankwest Tower two decades earlier.
Brookfield Place today comprises a mix of the old and the new; painstakingly restored heritage buildings including Old Perth Boys’ School on St Georges Terrace reflect the city’s past, while the new office towers enunciate Perth’s status today.
With new bars, restaurants and blue-ribbon retail tenancies, the buildings’ rabbit-warren basements have been transformed into a complex of intimate and delightful spaces opening onto a bi-level internal street to create an urban topography rarely discovered in Perth.