City courts tenants for Old Boys School

FOLLOWING the departure of the Film and Television Institute, and having undergone extensive restoration works, the City of Fremantle is now looking for new tenants to call the Old Boys School home.

A commercial lease is available for the entire 161-year-old former school building’s 1100sq m space or for part of it, which would give the City the ability to sublet.

City of Fremantle economic development and marketing manager Tom Griffiths said the rent was non-negotiable and was based on an independent market valuation of $40,000 a year.

“It’s a fantastic heritage building located right in the middle of the up-and-coming east end of Fremantle, so it’s very important we attract a tenant or tenants that will add to this area’s transformation,” he said.

“With this in mind, we’ve developed comprehensive guidelines to ensure the new use integrates well with the character of the local precinct, provides a community benefit and has a positive impact on the local economy.

“It’s a really unique building that lends itself to a number of uses and creative ideas for how it can be used, so we’re also inviting applications from smaller groups and individuals who may be interested in forming a collective or subletting part of the building.”

Visit here to see the selection criteria and submit an application.

Applications are due before January 22.