24 August 2020
When it comes to creating a truly beautiful and welcoming residential community, it's not just good looks that matter.
The overall design must play a role in genuinely enriching the lives of the people who will call the estate home. This belief has driven the meticulous planning of Kingsford at Bullsbrook.
To bring the vision for an extraordinary master-planned community on the edge of the Darling Scarpe to life, Okeland turned to the design experts at Roberts Day and Emerge Associates.
Their brief was to create a place that would empower people to love where they live and encourage a real sense of community to flourish.
Emerge Associates' Director and Principal Landscape Architect Paul Broderick said it was vital the design captured the key aspects of the Kingsford vision.
“It had to create an authentic and progressive urban village, incorporate features that would allow the community to thrive, and embrace the rich character and stunning nature surrounding the site.
“We developed a unique theme of old-meets-new, using materials that are natural and reflect the existing heritage of the Bullsbrook suburb, but also using contemporary materials to give Kingsford a modern feel,” he said.
Everything from landscaping, streetscapes, walking paths, and urban flow echo the feeling of peace and relaxation that has been created at Kingsford a new land estate in Perth.
According to Roberts Day Senior Associate, Andrew Brodie, it's the sense of endless space from shared community areas to the larger than average block sizes, which sets the estate apart.
“What Kingsford has to offer is very rare,” he said.
“Where else can you find affordable land in an established township, and among natural beauty within a 40-minute drive from the CBD.
Both Emerge and Roberts Day agree nature was the biggest design inspiration for Kingsford.
“We had this incredible canvas featuring the winding Ki-It Monger Brook and an elevated position within the rural hinterland as the foundation, said Andrew.
“It was exciting to create a design that retained all of the natural beauty and integrated seamlessly with a modern estate that delivers lifestyle benefits and choice when it comes to building a home."
Designed as an extension of the existing Bullsbrook township, footpaths and bike paths into Kingsford invite the locals to enjoy a coffee at the new Tailwinds Café and experience the emerging shared and green spaces.
Andrew believes it's intelligent design that emphasises the importance of connection, wellbeing, and being together.
“COVID-19 has helped us all rethink our priorities,” said Andrew.
“Now more than ever, we need to be there for one another, our family and friendship groups, and our neighbours too.”