The WALGA expansion in services resulted in pressures on the capacity of Local Government House at Altona Street in West Perth. The facilities no longer suited the business requirements of the organisation, including lack of suitable training facilities and meeting rooms. It did not reflect the contemporary sustainability philosophy of the Association. WALGA recognised the need for a custom-designed building and relocated to West Leederville to not only benefit the health of their staff but also the environment.
WALGA is leading by example through user-friendly and sustainable building design. The total net lettable area is 6,500sqm and the ONE70 building provides customised office space for WALGA and elected members, including meeting rooms, a large boardroom, training facilities, on-site café and a boutique childcare centre. A landscaped pedestrian spine creates a connection between Subiaco and Leederville and incorporates vibrant public art, native plants from around Western Australia. Recycled building materials from the previous buildings on the site incorporated into the landscaping and external meeting area.
- Qube Property Group Pty
- Hassell Architects