02/02/2015 - 09:30

Curtin to lease Old Perth Boys’ School

02/02/2015 - 09:30

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Curtin University is expanding its CBD presence to include the Old Perth Boys’ School on St Georges Terrace, planning to use the space for a range of key stakeholder engagement activities.

The heritage-listed building is owned by the National Trust and was built in 1854.

Commercial terms of the lease deal were not disclosed.

Curtin University vice-chancellor Deborah Terry said a new internal fit-out of the building would be completed in coming months.

Professor Terry said the Old Perth Boys’ School would complement the university’s Graduate School of Business, located at 78 Murray Street.

“Its location is perfect given how important our links with industry, business and alumni will be to our future success,” she said.

National Trust of WA chief executive Tom Perrigo said Curtin’s proposal for the building met its strict criteria for sustainable and compatible use of state heritage places.

“This is a win for present and future generations which will see one of the oldest buildings in the Perth CBD remain in public ownership and used as a public education facility,” he said.

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