Approval paves path for development of historic Victoria House

Hesperia’s redevelopment of historic Victoria House hospital in Montario Quarter will begin in the middle of next year, after the project received development approval from Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

The Shenton Park project will revamp the heritage-listed Victoria House building and add 81 apartment residences across three new buildings, plus commercial and hospitality tenancies.

Hesperia director Kyle Jeavons said there was already residential and commercial demand for Victoria House.
“The mix of heritage and residential uses within the project has provided a major point of difference in this market,” he said.

“The demand for the commercial and retail spaces…has been very strong. This coupled with residential buyers having the opportunity to live in a new apartment but still experience the heritage spaces has been of particular interest.”

A recent community survey found prospective residents wanted to see green open spaces, decent amenity, and sustainable design as part of the redevelopment – desires that Mr Jeavons said were similar to those achieved by Hesperia with its old Treasury buildings project in the Perth CBD.

“[At the old Treasury buildings] we’ve basically opened the heritage buildings up, so they end up being for public use,” he said.

“The final outcome [at Victoria House] was similar, with a desire for landscaped spaces.”

Victoria House is part of LandCorp’s Montario Quarter precinct, which will be made up of about 1,500 dwellings across 15.8 hectares.

Construction at Victoria House is expected to be completed in early 2022.