Work is to start on a refurbishment at Perth's historic Trinity Arcade that will bring a vibrant edge to the arcade's heritage character.
Project Manager Lease Equity is undertaking the works on behalf of its owner, the Uniting Church of Australia Property Trust.
The refurbishment will add a café court on the St Georges Terrace level with seating and a living green wall feature as a backdrop for diners.
Energy efficient lighting, improved visibility and exposure from St Georges Terrace, high quality terazzo flooring, reflective ceilings and paintwork, new customer facilities and amenities will also be installed.
The popular CBD landmark, which links Hay Street to St Georges Terrace has successfully bonded classic styles with modern trends.
Lease Equity executive director Albert Sertorio said the refurbishment would enhance the arcade's traditional qualities while creating a bright, modern place to shop and dine.
Lease Equity will oversee the retail leasing and the leasing for office space in the Trinity Buildings.
Lease Equity's director for retail leasing Fred Clohessy, said Trinity Arcade was surrounded by some of the city's best developments and well placed to benefit from coming infrastructure developments including Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link and the Treasury and Cathedral Development.
"We expect the refurbished arcade to benefit strongly from a significant increase in residential population, office workers and international and domestic travellers," Mr Clohessy said.
"This is a great time to invest in Perth CBD, you only need to look around and see the number of cranes in the sky in Perth at the moment. It's evident that those in the know are gearing up for good times ahead for Perth."