Sovereign Place Apartments, East Perth
Sovereign Place was developed on two sites on Hay St, East Perth. It is now recognised as a blue chip boutique-scale residential development, comprising two buildings with 48 luxury apartments and townhouses. Sovereign place was also a market leader in sustainable design. It is surrounded by the parks of Queens Gardens and the Swan River foreshore park and is located less than two kilometres from Perth city centre.
Sovereign Place was the first project completed as part of the East Perth Redevelopment Authority’s (EPRA) Queens Riverside Precinct. It incorporated comprehensive Precinct Design Guidelines and successfully navigated complex statutory approvals in a timely manner.
Sovereight Place was the first apartment project constructed in Western Australia with gas-boosted solar hot water, photovoltaic cells to harness solar energy and also containment of airconditioning units behind discrete balcony louvered screens.
The Sovereign Place sites were acquired through a competitive public tender process from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (then the East Perth Redevelopment Authority). TRG Properties was the successful bidder selected from a number of national and local competing bids. The MRA is charged with ensuring community outcomes not just financial ones. Consequently the assessment criteria included capability of the bidder, quality of the proposed design and sustainability outcomes.
Sovereign Place Apartments set a benchmark in Perth at that time for achieving solid environmental and social sustainable design outcomes some of which were a first for a multi-residential project in Western Australia. These initiatives preceded the arrival of the Green Building Council rating tool for multi-unit residential by some years and were ground breaking at that time.
In 2010 Sovereign Place was a finalist in the Property Council of Australia awards for the Best Medium Density Residential Project in WA.