Property group Hesperia has appointed PACT Construction as the building partner for its $65 million Victoria House project in Shenton Park.
The project features the heritage-listed Victoria House as well as a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments across three buildings.
“We’ve received a strong response, with close to 50 per cent of the early release already sold in the lead up to the display suite opening,” he said.
“Victoria House will offer an entirely new way of living in Shenton Park, combining the character of the existing historic buildings with newly built architectural residences.”
Mr Jeavons said Hesperia was already working with PACT on ABN Group’s new offices in Leederville, and looked forward to continuing the relationship with Victoria House.
“PACT has delivered some of Perth’s top residential and mixed-use projects, so we felt they were the best fit for the project,” he said.
Construction on Victoria House is expected to start by Easter next year, with initial restoration works on the existing heritage-listed building already under way.
Built 1938, the heritage building will be redeveloped to offer retail, hospitality and commercial uses with a local focus.
The new dwellings will sit behind, overlooking the parklands.
“Residents at Victoria House will be able to step out of their front door and within a minute be in the heritage building picking up their morning coffee,” Mr Jeavons said.
“They’ll also be able to extend living spaces beyond their front door with a lounge and BBQ alfresco area, private wine room and productive garden."
The project is targeting a five-star Green Star rating and an eight-star NatHERS rating.
PACT general manager Jason Thomson said the team was pleased to partner on a unique development that combined heritage elements with modern architecture.