Stockade Building: landmark on corner of Barrack and Wellington streets set for radical high-rise transformation

Stockade Building: landmark on corner of Barrack and Wellington streets set for radical high-rise transformation
Stockade Building: landmark on corner of Barrack and Wellington streets set for radical high-rise transformation
Stockade Building: landmark on corner of Barrack and Wellington streets set for radical high-rise transformation
Stockade Building: landmark on corner of Barrack and Wellington streets set for radical high-rise transformation

PERTH’s ‘Stockade Building’ on the corner of Barrack and Wellington streets will under a radical high-rise transformation under new plans set to be approved by Perth Council.

The building was marked for partial demolition and redevelopment in late 2013 but the plans fell through.

At Tuesday’s Perth Planning Committee meeting, councillors voted to recommend Council give the green-light for a new project.

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

While the 106 year-old building is located in the Barrack Street Heritage Area under the City Planning Scheme No. 2, it is not listed in the State Heritage Register or City’s Heritage List.

New plans were submitted on September 1 after concerns were raised by the Planning Committee in August.

A series of changes were made, including increasing the setback from Barrack Street, reducing levels three to seven from 12 hotel rooms to ten hotel rooms, adding an outdoor terrace on level three with raised planter boxes, and adding an additional floor level to compensate for the loss of rooms on the lower levels; making for a total of 77 rooms.

The applicants submitted a servicing plan showing the location of public transport, carparks and servicing of the hotel from Grand Lane.

The hotel tower will be a concrete column and slab structure clad with decorative pre-cast concrete panels and aluminium framed windows.

The existing level one facade will be conserved.

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

A new awning will be built to replace the damaged awning.

The Committee voted to recommend Council approve the plan, subject to fourteen conditions related to matters including waste management, bicycle parking, heritage, pavement lighting, vehicle access, and air conditioning, and also a construction management plan for the proposal being submitted for approval by the City of Perth prior to applying for a building permit.