Yagan Square, Perth
This is a high profile landmark project in central Perth which opened in March 2018; a complex redevelopment of the iconic Horseshoe Bridge with a mix of open and enclosed public plaza space, public facilities, public transport infrastructure and roadways. It is the first significant public place in an Australian city to be named after an Aboriginal person, Yagan, a Whadjuk Noongar leader (c.1775-1833), and a place of reconciliation, elevating Aboriginal culture for visitors. It required the provision of detailed bills of quantities encapsulating the many aspects of the design, awarded through a design competition to Lyons Architecture, to ensure that the strict budget conditions were met. It encompasses an area of approx. 12,000 m2 and houses markets, cafés, bars, entertainment areas, outdoor performance areas, all set amongst specially landscaped areas, linking the city with Northbridge in an award-winning arts, culture and leisure destination.