JOONDALUP’S tallest building will bring a high level of apartment living to the city centre, according to its developer.
The 18-storey $40 million Arthouse development at 113 Grand Boulevard will include four commercial tenancies, 194 residential apartments, a 15m heated lap pool, outdoor kitchen and seating area, a gym, outdoor spa, sauna, games room, lounge, outdoor cinema and 256 car bays.
Residential living will comprise 73 studio and single-bedroom apartments and 121 multi-bedroom apartments, including three-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouses.
Every apartment will have a balcony and storeroom.
Edge Visionary Living spokesman Paul Plowman said that now the development approvals were in place, they were ready to start selling the apartments, with one penthouse already snapped up.
“We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to bring high level apartment living to Joondalup,” he said.
“It is right in the middle of town, close to the train, university, hospital and the city centre which provides a unique lifestyle choice; everything is in easy walking distance.
“And it offers some spectacular views across Lake Joondalup and the ocean.
“Hopefully this will be the first of a number of developments like this to add some vibrancy to Joondalup.”
With apartments ranging from $335,000 to $925,000, Mr Plowman said they were offering affordable living and hoped people in Joondalup would take advantage, particularly those looking to downsize, young professionals and first- home buyers.
Joondalup MLA Jan Norberger said he was very supportive of the Hillam Architects development.
“I am really excited to see the first true high rise in Joondalup,” he said.
He said the design was “modern and funky” and the fit-out was similar to something in East, West or South Perth.
“I like to think it will be iconic. It will send a message to developers saying Joondalup is open for business. We have the infrastructure to support it,” he said.
He said someone had to be first to build a development of this height, with another multi-storey development to house a State Government department soon to be announced and an application recently submitted for a seven-storey mixed use development at 35 Davidson Terrace.
The Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel first approved the Arthouse development in February 2015, with a meeting in October to approve minor changes.
The meeting document said the development met policy requirements and was “of a scale that is appropriate for the city centre area”.
Construction is expected to begin later this year and take about 22 months to complete.
– There will be an information night this Thursday for people interested in buying in Arthouse.
Then from this Saturday, the showroom will be open to the public as well as the tower for people to climb and experience the views.