China Green, Subiaco

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China Green, Subiaco

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THE PERFECT SUBIACO LOCATION

In the most exclusive part of Subi Centro, Viridian & Indigo offer the very best in Subiaco living.

Located just off Hay Street at the western end of Subiaco, the apartments sit directly above Subiaco Common on the old Australian Fine China site. Here you can escape for a walk among the trees, grab some solace in the gardens or access a range of great recreation facilities close by.

There are shady walks, parks and a lake on your doorstep, with schools, theatres, nightlife, sports, shopping and community markets just a short stroll away. In fact, everything you could need is in easy reach, with stunning beaches on one side and Perth CBD on the other.

With all the finer things in life close at hand, this really is the best location in Subiaco for living life the way you like it.

AUSTRALIAN FINE CHINA

The former home of Australian Fine China was for many decades a centre of craftsmanship and creativity

Viridian & Indigo honour that heritage and bring the same levels of creativity and craftsmanship to the art of living, offering a balance between stylish design and a commitment to community spirit and interaction.

Originally named The Calyx Porcelain and Paint Company, the facility utilised the Perth-Fremantle railway to bring in raw materials and deliver a finished range of domestic chinaware including cups, saucers and bowls and industrial items such as electricity insulators. By 1924 the site contained four kilns and produced more than 5,500 items per day. In 1934 the company was reported as making the best porcelain articles in Australia and serviced Commonwealth and State Governments, the defence forces and leading hotels throughout Australia.

The company underwent a number of names change over the years including Bristile, Wembley Ware and Bristile Fine China, finally culminating in Australian Fine China in 1991. By 2004, with 120 workers producing four million items annually and a catalogue of 800 items, Australian Fine China relocated its operations from Subiaco to Welshpool, releasing the site for redevelopment for residential and recreational use.

CELEBRATING THE PAST AND CREATING THE FUTURE

The toil, industry and artistry that forms the heritage of the site is now celebrated, shaping the textures, feel, layout and use of China Green.

The Tunnel Kiln, Calyx Wall and factory machinery have been incorporated into the developments and a heritage trail ensures the new development retains valuable links to its industrial past. Artifacts can be found in gardens, lobbies, forecourts, private and public space, encouraging exploration and an appreciation of the area’s history.
 

By celebrating elements of the past, a new future is created; encouraging community interaction, flexibility and growth whilst respecting historic foundations.