Artist impression of Block 3 development at the Midland Railway Workshops
Category
News
Date
21 June 2017

More services for Midland’s emerging medical and knowledge hub

  • Midland

Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc has been selected as the preferred proponent to develop two lots at the iconic Midland Railway Workshops.

Parkerville provide holistic therapeutic services for vulnerable children and young people and established the acclaimed Georges Jones Child Advocacy Centre in Armadale.

MRA CEO Kieran Kinsella said Parkerville would build a five storey Child Advocacy Centre on existing vacant land and redevelop the historic Tarpaulin Shop building into offices space for complementary not-for-profit agencies.

“The proposal presented some innovative initial design concepts, with great consideration given to the heritage of the precinct. The development will enhance the ongoing revitalisation and provide essential services to the surrounding areas.”

Mr Kinsella said the successful sale paved the way for release of two more lots creating further opportunities for those that wanted to be part of the precinct’s status as a growing medical and knowledge hub.

Offers are invited for the purchase of the heritage listed federation warehouse-style buildings, locally known as Block 2 and 3, for future mixed-use development.

“We are now seeking expressions for two exceptionally unique development sites from reputable developers that can apply innovative design practices for the adaptive reuse of these historic buildings.”

The former railway shed buildings are suited to a range of uses including office, educational, aged housing, health, cultural and community uses.

“This is an opportunity to capitalise on Midland’s exciting urban renewal and award-winning residential and commercial growth,” added Mr Kinsella.

Expressions of interest for Block 2 and 3 are open until 16 August 2017.