The Leederville Fire Station building has been placed on the market, with commercial agents Colliers International and Burgess Rawson putting a $1.1 million price tag on the heritage-listed property.
The building is being sold by McCourt Street Medical, which recently completed a new specialist medical centre adjoining the property.
Colliers International executive metropolitan markets Aaron Antonas said he expected keen interest in the property, which has a net lettable area of around 150 square metres.
“With a prime location in the West Leederville/Subiaco medical precinct and a beautiful heritage façade, we’d expect the fire station to appeal to specialists seeking consulting rooms that are a little different, a little quirky perhaps, and those who would like to add their own finishing touches,” Mr Antonas said.
“The exterior of the building has been fully restored but the interior space, with high ceilings, is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed.”
The building was constructed in 1926 and was used by the Leederville Fire Department until 1965.
It was subsequently converted into an art gallery until 1979, before becoming medical consulting rooms.
Burgess Rawson director Brian Neo said the property was in a prime location for medical practitioners, with neighbours at the McCourt Street medical development including St John of God Pathology, Perth Paediatrics, The Liver Centre, The Women’s Centre and a rheumatologist.
“The level of demand for premises in this prime health precinct location has been underlined by the response to the McCourt Street medical development,” Mr Neo said.
“Add to the equation the fact that this is a landmark historical building, with very close proximity to the West Leederville and Subiaco Square train stations, and we are anticipating very strong enquiry for this asset.”