09/06/2021 - 06:00

Health provider to call Victoria House home

09/06/2021 - 06:00

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Hesperia has secured paediatric health service provider Western Kids Health as the largest commercial tenant for Victoria House, its $65 million mixed-use development in Shenton Park.

Health provider to call Victoria House home
Western Kids Health principal Rob Gordon with Nicole Pates.

Hesperia has secured paediatric health service provider Western Kids Health as the largest commercial tenant for Victoria House, its $65 million mixed-use development in Shenton Park.

The provider has signed a deal to lease 1,000 square metres of floorspace over two levels – the largest of the available commercial tenancies at Victoria House.

An artist's impression of the Victoria House development. 

The redevelopment of Victoria House is now under way, with PACT Construction recently breaking ground targeting a late-2022 completion date.

Western Kids Health’s founder and managing director Nicole Pates said the new facility and its location at Victoria House would shift the treatment experience away from that of a typical medical clinic.

The provider has existing facilities in Hillarys and Mount Hawthorn, with the Victoria House facility to be its largest.

“When we were first introduced to the concept of Victoria House, we were immediately struck by the unique opportunity to pay respect to the heritage building whilst also creating a care experience unlike anything else in Wester Australia,” Ms Pates said.

“Kids need room to move, and Victoria House gives us this whilst also providing the opportunity to create dedicated treatment areas to cater for different age groups.

“The high ceilings, jarrah floorboards, beautiful natural light and heritage features make it feel more like a home than a medical clinic, which is exactly what we want for the families we treat.”

Victoria House, also known as the Royal Perth Rehabilitation Hospital, was built in 1938, and is located within DevelopmentWA’s infill project Montario Quarter.

Plans for the Western Kids Health’s new facility includes four therapy gyms and 10 consult rooms along the ground floor, which will be dedicated to client rehabilitation and additionally feature monkey bars, flying foxes, pilates studios and sports performance equipment.

Level 1 will include training and education spaces, a business centre, meeting rooms and offices, catering to an array of services for integrated health care for children, teens and young adults with varying health needs.

Hesperia director Kyle Jeavons said the business had carefully curated Victoria House to comprise a mix of retail, health and hospitality tenants.  

Western Kids Health is the first tenant to be revealed for Victoria House.

“Victoria House is a mixed-use development with community at its heart, and the work Western Kids Health do within the wider community made them a natural fit for us,” Mr Jeavons said.

“The site is of course also steeped in a long history of health care and rehabilitation, so the opportunity for Western Kids Health to continue the legacy of what once sat here is something we’re really looking forward to.”

The Victoria House development’s project team includes local architect firm MJA Studio, FINESPUN (project architect), Palassis Architects (heritage architect) and Place Laboratory (landscape architect).

Besides the 2,000 square metres of space dedicated to retail, hospitality and commercial tenancies, Victoria House will also feature 81 apartments.

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