City of Perth gives green light for hotel at old Stockade Building

The Stockade Building today.
The Stockade Building today.

THE City of Perth has approved the partial demolition and redevelopment of the old Stockade Building on the corner of Barrack and Wellington streets.

Cr Reece Harley, who along with the Lord Mayor declared a proximity interest in the project, praised the plan, saying that it did the heritage value of the building no justice.

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“This is not facadism,” Cr Harley said. “The hotel rooms on the lower floor retain the original footprint of the building. It has not been gutted.”

Palassis Architects, who applied for approval on behalf of the Kakulas family, will demolish the tower fronting Wellington Street while retaining the two-storey building and constructing a new nine-storey hotel.

After concerns were raised by the Planning Committee in August, new plans increased the setback from Barrack Street, adding an outdoor terrace on level three with planter boxes and an additional floor, making for a total of 77 rooms.

All existing signage will be removed and the non-original paintwork stripped to expose the original facade.

Council voted unanimously to approve the plan, subject to conditions related to matters including waste management, bicycle parking, pavement lighting, and vehicle access, and also a construction management plan.