The Charles Darwin Centre 19-23 The Mall, Darwin NT

role Architecture, Masterplanning value $84 million area 16,000m² completion date Current client Paspaley Pearls Properties

peckvonhartel was selected by Paspaley Pearls Properties to develop a masterplan and concept design for 19-23 The Mall; a premier site within the pedestrian only mall strip in the heart of the Darwin Central Business District.

Currently in schematic design phase, the new development will comprise a podium and tower design of 20 storeys and will provide the Northern Territory Government, the anchor tenant, with 9,000 square metres of A-grade commercial office space and achieve a 5 star NABERS rating.

At the commencement of the project, peckvonhartel undertook numerous masterplanning options that considered five contiguous sites. These sites were considered with respect to site access and linkages, planning requirements, potential building footprints, potential development use, surrounding developments, heritage impacts, as well as environmental design principles. The masterplanning options also considered development staging to maximise the potential of any site.

A major driving factor in determining which sites to develop was the integration of the West Lane Carpark, a multi-storey 6 level carpark, located behind sites 23-29 The Mall.

The Charles Darwin Centre will be a landmark building that is easily identifiable and environmentally responsive.