This master planning exercise followed local council’s proposal to develop a ‘Town Centre’ along Cecil Avenue in Cannington, linking the local train station with the commercial hub of Albany Hwy.  The council proposed to vastly increase the density of the area by allowing mixed-use multi-level developments.  Motus investigated this idea with the proposal of a ‘Commercial Centre’ development on the project site with a 13-floor residential tower set amongst lower level Retail and Commercial tenancies. 


Motus embraced concepts of a garden city, allowing large expanses of open space and pedestrian malls between taller structures.  This extended beyond ground level with vast landscaped rooftop terraces that provided sanctuary within the built environment.  Motus was also able to create interest and variety in the facade treatment whilst keeping it within tight cost constraints.