A NEW office floor with views over the City of Armadale is a sign of the development to come for the fast growing area.
The new $19 million landmark building, known as Orchard House, still has one 1350sq m of floor space to lease, but Business Armadale president Paul Harrison said it had already proved a good investment.
“Armadale is becoming a true regional centre,” he said.
“A lot of white-collar workers are coming into the area and shopping and eating here.
“It’s going to stimulate growth and future investment in the area.”
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support now occupy two floors of the four-storey building, while the City of Armadale has two teams on the top floor.
Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the new complex met the growth requirements of the City and it would eventually be fully leased once council staff came back together into one building.
“This new building provides a quality example of the type of space required and creates a centralised location for services in the southeast corridor,” he said.
“We need space for our own immediate purposes but also need government and jobs to be attracted into the city centre. This is a good business venture with excellent outcomes for the district.
“It will set the tone for our future plans for the Civic Precinct.”
The building is at 151 Jull Street, Armadale.
It was opened by Premier Colin Barnett in March.