“Vasse is an award-winning estate strategically situated between Busselton and Dunsborough with a new Village Centre being developed as an iconic South West Tourism destination. The site is ideally positioned opposite the busy Coles complex, the building is central to the new Vasse Village Centre.
Veens solution was to create an economical tilt-slab building with ground floor tenancies serviced by shopfronts and rear access. The first-floor tenancies are serviced by a lift.
Veens worked with BGC to keep the project on budget during the design development phase with value-engineering review practices applied at every opportunity. The building was completed in early March this year after a construction period of just 6 months.
The building already has established tenants in a Newsagency, Café, Hairdresser and Chinese Restaurant. There are further opportunities for more ground-floor shops and offices upstairs. To further enrich the retailing experience, the new Vasse Village Centre engaged artist Jack Bromell from Busselton to complete a mural depicting a giant Red-tailed black cockatoo hoping “that people will slow down for a few moments during their day and admire one of nature’s beautiful creations”.
The interaction of design and art have given this estate and Village a cultural heart that is pivotal to the visual understanding of the context of the surrounding environment of Vasse. The street-art concept should grow and further enhance the precinct as future lots are development.