PERTH, Australia, 23 May 2015: Brookfield Property Partners L. P. (“Brookfield”) has developed a new pedestrian bridge in Perth’s Central Business District, which will link the Brookfield Place precinct with the Perth Busport, Esplanade Train Station, EY Building and Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The bridge, which is 33 metres long and weighs 60 tonnes, was transported as one completed unit from its construction site in Landsdale to Brookfield Place in Perth today.
Brookfield Property Partners’ President and Chief Operating Officer – Australian Office Division, Kurt Wilkinson, said the new pedestrian bridge will increase connectivity and walkability within the city.
“The bridge is a key element of Brookfield Place, connecting the new Tower 2 with major transport infrastructure and providing greater pedestrian walk-ways in the heart of the CBD.
“The bridge has been designed to integrate with Brookfield Place, as well as the broader Perth CBD. It will provide city workers, commuters and residents with a new, pleasant urban link from the riverfront and public transport hubs to St Georges Terrace. It also cements Brookfield Place’s position at the very centre of the city.”
The sheltered bridge has a sleek, modern design in glass and steel. It will be open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The bridge that was constructed off-site was lifted in to place by a 500 tonne crane and has been placed on specially-constructed permanent platforms ready for its official opening in the second half of this year.
Brookfield Place Tower 2, which is currently under construction, is a premium-grade 16-level office tower with 34,000 sqm (366,000 square feet) of net lettable area scheduled for completion at the end of 2015. The building has attracted a number of blue chip tenants to date, including Deloitte, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Ashurst.
Brookfield Place Tower 2 is being developed by Brookfield and constructed by affiliate Brookfield Multiplex, which will also take up office space in the building.
Brookfield Place Perth is one of the most significant commercial precincts in Australia with premium office space, sophisticated restaurants, retail space as well as arts and cultural events for the public.
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About Brookfield Place Perth
Brookfield Place Perth is one of Australia’s most significant commercial precincts. Located in the heart of Perth’s CBD, the development’s centrepiece is a premium-grade, 45-level office tower incorporating the latest in workplace design over 75,000 square metres (807,300 square feet) of which BHP Billiton is the anchor tenant. With the addition of Tower 2, which is currently under construction, the precinct will include approximately 120,000 square metres (more than 1,292,000 square feet) of office and high-end retail accommodation, food and beverage and service outlets to Perth’s CBD. Brookfield Place Perth is fully owned, managed and built by Brookfield and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.brookfieldplaceperth.com
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