Fremantle Council will consider the lease terms for a major new hospitality venue in Kings Square at a committee meeting next week.
The venue will be within the City of Fremantle’s new civic building and library that is currently under construction, and is a key element of the City’s plan to bring more activity and vibrancy to Kings Square.
The proposal from the City’s preferred applicant is to lease all three floors of the triangular portion of the City’s new building, with a café, bar and alfresco area on the ground floor, dining room on the first floor and function space on the top floor.
The proposed offering is based around providing casual and formal family-friendly food and beverage options, and aims to activate the area both day and night, seven days per week, by catering for different markets throughout the day.
The ground floor will feature bi-fold doors to create a seamless transition between inside and outside, with the substantial alfresco area overlooking the City’s planned new Kings Square play space.
The lease to be considered by the council’s Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee on Wednesday, includes terms consistent with current market expectations.
Following consideration of the lease by the FPOL committee the item will be referred to the full council meeting on 29 January for a final decision.
The City of Fremantle is currently undertaking a $270 million renewal of Kings Square in partnership with Sirona Capital.
The project includes Sirona’s redevelopment of the old Myer and Queensgate sites to create offices for more than 1500 state government employees and the revolutionary FOMO food and retail concept, the construction of the City of Fremantle’s new civic centre and library building, and the rejuvenation of the public spaces that surround the site.