St Martins Centre History

St Martins Centre has been developed by St Martins Properties. Notably St Martins Tower being 34 levels and 133 metres high was the tallest city building in WA when completed in 1976.

State-of-the-art technology is prevalent across all levels and is incorporated into plush surroundings to provide unsurpassed business facilities.

There have been extensive refurbishments externally and internally over the last 10 years, of the three office buildings with the most recent being the recladding of both 40 and 50 St Georges Terrace with an alpolic panel finish.

The focal point of the three buildings is the incorporation of a façade panel on the main elevation at street level, linked by the establishment of similar finishes to provide an element of integration.

Glass canopies and block stone framing around the points of entry have united the buildings to present as a complete business centre.

Additional retail has been created beneath 50 St Georges Terrace to service tenants and visitors to the Centre.

The impressive aesthetics of the St Martins Centre are further enhanced by many cultural artworks, including interior sculptured wall panels in copper, bronze and steel by talented home-grown artists, Charles Smith and Joan Walsh-Smith.

This internationally renowned husband-and-wife team are also responsible for the stunning seven-foot-tall bronze statues in the prestigious forecourt preceding the centre.

The five imposing sculptures from “Footsteps in Time” commemorate the 175th anniversary of Western Australia and symbolise the business people who have built this thriving CBD. Inspired by the fact that St Martins Centre occupies the site of the first businessman’s club of WA, this public artwork recognises their involvement in historical moments during Perth’s development.

1. Dutch exploration, discovery, mapping and naming of the Swan River 1697

2. Anglo – Celtic settlement of the Swan River – 1829

3. Discovery of gold – 1885-95

4. Post World War II European immigration – 1945-55

5. The Millennium Man – 2004

To the eastern side of the centre, visually-arresting steel suspensions add cultural ambience while acting as buffers between the St Martins Centre and adjacent buildings.

Step into the St Martins Centre and you will discover Perth’s premier business location, one that will set your company apart by providing it with the most important tool for any business – a point of difference.