Folio195 Apartments now selling in Perth CBD
POSTED ON 15 AUG 2020
In the heart of Perth’s ‘Fleet street’ the next generation of vertical communities, Folio195, promises to bring Pier Street’s newspaper past back to life.
Designed by award winning Perth architectural practice Klopper and Davis Architects, Folio195 introduces a new concept to the Perth market, merging the city’s fascinating history with the latest creative practices that represent the future of smart technology and contemporary apartment living.
Greg Billings from Colliers says Folio195 will bring to life the changing vision of buyers across Western Australia, when the development launches later this year.
“Buyers are now looking for more than just location, it’s about enhanced architectural design that fosters genuine connections between residents and the local community."
Featuring a dynamic and unique architectural exterior, Folio195 adds a vibrant new story to the city’s north-east, which is already undergoing an exciting cultural and lifestyle transformation.
A twenty-two-storey tower will sit atop a five-storey podium wrapped in a one of a kind typeface newspaper design, paying homage to the area’s printing history.
Internally, Folio195 will offer residents the next generation of apartment living by bringing together a fusion of stunning design and smart technology.
Folio195 is a prime example of a developer listening to the market to create a vertical community that promotes sustainability and connection using truly unique materials to offer Perth buyers a point of difference
“A strong focus has been placed on innovation, such as the availability of electric vehicle chargers in every carbay, and a range of sustainability initiatives embodied in a 7½ star energy rating that will significantly reduce household costs.”
From ground to rooftop, shared spaces and amenities will abound, allowing residents to interact and enjoy the city lifestyle. Communal workspaces and a ground floor café will bring together residents and the local community. Residents will also be able to connect through a well-considered rooftop Skypark that offers shared BBQ and alfresco dining facilities, a private theatre, resident’s kitchen and dining, lounge area and a gymnasium, not to mention a multitude of intimate rooftop garden seating areas with city views, where residents can catch up with family and friends.
Modern warehouse style apartments normally found in cities like New York and Melbourne will be offered to future residents. Featuring exposed concrete, expressed services and inspired fittings and lighting, traditional colour pallets have been replaced with bold contemporary choices to offer an alternative apartment choice not currently seen in Perth.
Truly worthy of the label ‘next generation living’, the building will boast cutting-edge technology designed to make life better. Smart lockers will receive online deliveries, digital keys will be leveraged for easy and secure movements throughout the building, a cloud-based living system will allow residents to book shared amenities and services, while smart locks and USB charging points will be incorporated into apartments along with an optical fibre network for faster internet speeds.
Let your new life take shape at Folio195 - Perth CBD apartments now selling from $295,000*
Development approval for Pier Street apartments
POSTED ON 28 JUN 2019
Future residents will benefit from the shared communal spaces which include a rooftop skypark that will provide a variety of opportunities for social interaction with neighbours or social gatherings with family and friends. Amenities include a guest lounge and cinema, community garden, alfresco dining room, city lounges, communal laundry and gymnasium. On the ground floor there will be another shared community-based space, as well a food and beverage tenancy ready to serve up your morning coffee.
Peet Managing Director and CEO Brendan Gore said it was really exciting to see the project reach this important milestone.
“There is no doubt that the kinds of housing we want for ourselves and our families at different stages of our lives is changing and evolving,” said Mr Gore. “This project will offer a new style of apartment living, close to the CBD and well connected to transport, employment opportunities and entertainment precincts.”
The design approach we have taken is intentionally aimed at fostering connection between residents and the local community. There has also been a strong focus on innovation, with the inclusion of a car share service for residents, and the range of sustainability initiatives embodied in a 7½ star energy rating that will significantly reduce household costs. Brendan Gore
The Pier Street design also embraces Design WA which aims to create a high-quality built environment that reflects the characteristics of the local area, enhances local neighbourhoods and contributes to the development of a vibrant and liveable community.
Designed by award winning Perth architectural practice Klopper and Davis Architects, externally the aesthetic of the podium draws its inspiration from the history of the immediate area, which has been strongly associated with the printing and production of newspapers for well over a century, whilst the tower element has a more contemporary paired back form.
Pier Street is part of the State Government's $394 million Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package—a major investment in housing aimed at building liveable and connected communities close to transport infrastructure.
Department of Communities’ Assistant Director General of Commercial Operations Greg Cash said the Pier Street project supports the delivery of better health, educational, social and economic outcomes for individuals and families as part of the Affordable Housing Action Plan.
“This development will feature a mix of high-quality, affordable apartments with approximately 70 per cent available for private sale. The Department will retain 15 per cent of the remaining properties for affordable housing and 15 per cent for social housing programs,” said Mr Cash.
“It is expected that the overall development will support an estimated 200 construction jobs (both directly and indirectly), and generate around $80 million in economic activity.”
It is anticipated that the project will be launched to the market in 2020.