Brookfield Place is a skyscraper within the Brookfield Place office complex in Perth, Western Australia. Located at 125 St Georges Terrace, the major tenant was BHP Billiton. Construction commenced in April 2008 and was completed in 2012. The project is estimated to have cost around A$500 million.
Developers Brookfield lodged a development application for the second stage of Brookfield Place in July 2011, for a 30,000m² 16-storey office tower to be situated to the south of the main tower fronting Mounts Bay Road. In June 2013 the second tower was approved - with tenancy commitments from law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Deloitte. Completion date of the second tower is estimated for 2015.
1986 - Laurie Connell and Alan Bond both buy 25% stakes in the site in 1986 in partnership with the State Superannuation Board.
1988 - The site, then called Perth Technical College, sold to Kerry Packer and Warren Anderson for $270 million. One office building on what was renamed "Westralia Square" was constructed. The development is mired in WA state politics, and the deal will later be scrutinised in detail by the WA Inc Royal Commission. Kerry Packer famously declares: “All West Australians are crooks.”
1990s - A $2 billion development by Indonesia's Samma Group collapses.
2003 - Kerry Packer sells the site to Multiplex and Stowe for $19 million, taking a loss of $200 million. Multiplex and Griffin have agreed to carve up the Westralia Square property. Griffin has a smaller area on Mounts Bay Road and Multiplex has the prime location fronting St Georges Terrace.
2005 - The vacant lot is voted the city’s ugliest feature in a 2005 survey of the state’s leading planning, design and infrastructure experts.
December 2007 - BHP signs the biggest office leasing deal in Perth's history—60,000 sq m.
2007-2008 - BHP denies it will be relocating its headquarters to Perth
March 2008 - Perth's Lord Mayor announces that BHP will be headquartering in Perth, and their Melbourne operations will be significantly downgraded. (This is confirmed in August 2014).