CONSTRUCTION is on schedule for the City of Stirling to move into their new administration building over the 2004 Christmas holidays.
The new building is four storeys high and measures 6,800 square metres. The cost of the entire civic complex, which includes the administration centre, separate council chambers, civic centre and reception hall, is anticipated to be $28.5 million.
The city is currently looking for tenants for the third floor of the new building, measuring 1,700sq m and also tenants for the current facility, which measures 4,000sq m over three floors.
The new facilities are being built adjacent to the existing council facilities on Cedric Street, Stirling.
The Doric Group commenced construction in September last year, and company spokesman Keith Somers said construction was progressing well. “This will be a landmark office building in the suburbs of Perth incorporating a unique design that will have open areas and reflection pools while also offering sweeping views of the city skyline.”
A City of Stirling representative said the council had outgrown its old offices, which were originally constructed in the 1950s and expanded in the late 1970s.
He said construction was on schedule and budget, and that the council was excited to be moving into the new offices.
All of the city’s three hundred administrative employees will be located in the new building that council officers anticipate will help build team spirit and synergy.
Currently more than 100 of the city’s employees are spread among locations in Scarborough, Tuart Hill, Osbourne Park and North Beach.
The building was designed by WA architects Jones Coulter Young.
A spokesperson for the company told WA Business News that there were several unique features about the design of the facilities.
“The facilities are located in a prominent position and will have a strong presence from Cedric Street,” he said.
“The Chambers in particular will stand out like a jewel surrounded by the water body, and the reception hall has a coloured glass facade that will be lit up at night.”
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