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  • Demolition works underway at the former Princess Margaret Hospital site in Subiaco
  • WA-owned contractor RJ Vincent was awarded the demolition contract in late-2020
  • Site set to deliver over 2,000 dwellings and 2,700 jobs during construction

Demolition is set to get underway at the former Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site in Subiaco.

Preliminary demolition works have commenced at the site with the removal of small site buildings, the delivery of machinery and specialised dust suppression equipment, and the installation of a 65-metre tower crane.

Stage 1 demolition is now underway with works anticipated to take around 12 months, making way for future apartment living opportunities as part of the multi-stage $227 million Subi East redevelopment project, which will be delivered over the next decade.

Perth-based contractor RJ Vincent was awarded the demolition contract in September 2020 and took possession of the site in October to prepare it for mechanical demolition.

More than 96% of demolition materials from Subiaco Oval were successfully recycled or reused, and RJ Vincent will seek to do the same with the PMH site.

Extensive planning for the demolition has included the formation of a community reference group, which will provide feedback to DevelopmentWA throughout the demolition process.

“The McGowan Government has a strong history of delivering for Subiaco and will continue to listen to the community on this important project through the community reference group,” said Nedlands MLA-elect Katrina Stratton.

“Today marks a major milestone in the delivery of the Subi East project that will create a new gateway to the Perth CBD, building stronger links between West Leederville, Subiaco, and West Perth,” added Planning Minister Ria Saffioti.

The 35,000 sqm former hospital site has a rich history with significant buildings which will be preserved, including Godfrey House and the former Multi-Faith Chapel.

The site will become part of the Subi East precinct, which encompasses Subiaco Oval, Bob Hawke College, and Mueller Park, the new inner-city village that will deliver more than 2,000 new dwellings, 2,700 jobs during construction, and 660 ongoing jobs over the next decade, with the first lot of land to go on sale later this year.

Premier Mark McGowan said, “The Subi East project will create new housing opportunities for local families, while also creating and supporting thousands of local jobs and giving a boost to the local economy.”

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