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Planned from 2014 to be finished in 2018 ... 2019/2020 ... at Point, Adelaide, and Cantonment Streets.
In 2022 the proposal has been withdrawn.
Hilton single tree hotel site 2016. The construction of the hotel has now been delayed until 2020 at the soonest. In the meantime the site used for ... yet another parking area.
Update: In 2019 that cinema screen frame was still there, left over from when there were open-air film screenings associated with the former FTI - tho the grass you see in front is now where the WA Circus School tent stands.
December 2019, SKS Group have submitted new plans to the City Council - for seven storeys, 168 hotel rooms, 45 residential apartments, five shops, two commercial units, a bar and a restaurant on the Point Street carpark site. But as this is a new application, it could take up to four years before it is built.
Kate Emery, West Australian, 1 February 2016
Plans for a new Hilton hotel in Fremantle have been delayed by two years after protracted talks over design and heritage with the City of Fremantle.
In a blow to plans to revitalise Fremantle, which is also facing delays over its $270 million Kings Square development, the 150-room DoubleTree Hilton is not expected to open until 2019.
The seven-storey hotel overlooking Princess May Park — plans for which were announced in 2014 — was to have been completed by next year. Hilton and its partner SKS Group tweaked the original design, replacing a ground-floor supermarket with a food hall.
The partners’ amended development application was approved by the City, but they are yet to submit a building permit application.
The hotel is one of two Hiltons planned for WA under its family-friendly DoubleTree brand. The other is at Elizabeth Quay.
SKS general manager Francis Foong attributed the delay to “extended discussions” with the council’s design assessment panel and heritage committee.
“SKS also lodged an amended DA to change the use of 2000sqm of ground floor from supermarket to food arcade,” he said.
A council spokesman said that its design advisory committee had to consider the plans “several times” for design issues to be resolved.
“The majority of design issues related to character, quality of public realm and overall design quality and functionality,” he said.
“The applicant was able to apply for a building permit after the January 2014 approval was issued so that construction could commence —for example, on the basement — while the other design matters were being resolved. The City has yet to receive a building permit application for the site.”
Fremantle is trying to reverse years of economic decline after largely sitting out the boom that transformed much of the Perth CBD. The Hilton is expected to help overhaul Fremantle’s east end.
Type of Development
6-level mixed-used development comprising of hotel, retail space and apartment
Private residents’ lounge
Fully equipped gymnasium
Engineered stone benchtops
Quality European appliances throughout
Air-conditioning to living areas & all bedrooms
Wide picture windows and sliding screens
Audio intercom system & secure parking
AUD 115 million
Methods of Construction: Conventional
Estimated Commencement Date: December 2020
Emery, Kate 2016, 'Two-year delay for Freo’s Hilton', West Australian, 1 February.
Kenyon, Clare 2014, 'Hilton for Freo', Fremantle Herald, 4 April.
Loopers, Roel 2019, 'One step closer to Fremantle Hilton Doubletree Hotel, freoview, 3 December.
Loopers, Roel 2019, But will the Freo Hilton be built?', freoview, 4 December.
Garry Gillard | New: 1 February, 2016 | Now: 9 July, 2022