Imagined version 32 Troode Street plans. Image – Supplied
  • New office development to be built in West Perth
  • Construction will begin early 2022, with completion expected early 2024
  • The leasing campaign has been launched by Knight Frank

When West Perth is bustling, you know the mining industry is firing. When it’s empty and you can find loads of car park spaces, you know the resources industry is in the doldrums.

These days, West Perth is busy, and available car park spaces are few and far between. Moreover, development is back.

A new seven-level office development will be built in West Perth on what is currently a vacant block with completion expected early 2024.

The project at 32 Troode street will offer a typical lettable space of 1,765sqm. The tenants will also have access to the basement parking for 82 cars and extensive end-of-trip facilities.

Ian Edwards of Knight Frank is running the leasing campaign.

“The building will suit the requirements of larger corporate tenants, as well Federal and State Government occupiers,” he said.

“The brand new building has been designed by award-winning global architecture firm HASSELL and has some highly desirable design features, including large efficient floor plates, full-height glazing with excellent all-around natural light, and an arresting façade.”

The office space is expected to offer a childcare centre, staff hub and an outdoor area with BBQ facilities.

Space on the ground floor is also earmarked for a gym and cafe.

An imagined design at 32 Troode Street, West Perth. Image – supplied.

Having taken steps toward sustainability, the Troode Street project is hoping to achieve a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating and 5 Star Greenstar accreditation, upon completion.

Some initiatives include a roof-based solar system, electric vehicle charging facilities, and renewable energy powered illuminated roof signs.

Mr Edwards believes the current high level of vacancy in West Perth is predominantly comprised of older and smaller office spaces.

“Many larger corporate tenants don’t want to be in the Perth CBD but they are still demanding high quality office accommodation with a high level of amenity for their staff.”

Ian Edwards, Knight Frank

Georgiou Developments Executive Director Jon Smeulders believes the Troode Street offerings are comparable to those on St Georges Terrace in Perth’s CBD.

“With the latest work-from-home trends we felt that new office buildings needed to be a ‘home away from home’ – somewhere that the tenants and their staff will want [to] go to each day,” Mr Smeulders said.

Construction will get underway early next year with completion expected early 2024.

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