THE tallest building in the Joondalup city centre has reached a new milestone with construction of the top level now complete.
At 17 storeys high, the $85 million Arthouse Apartments project has become the area’s newest landmark, taking in views of Lake Joondalup, Perth city and the ocean.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob congratulated everyone involved in the project when he headed to the top floor to join developer Edge Visionary Living for the building’s official topping out ceremony on Thursday.
“This iconic structure has already changed the city centre’s skyline forever and the views from the top have to be seen to be believed – no matter what direction you look in,” he said.
“Arthouse will help create a critical mass of new residences and businesses, and will add to the vibrancy and vitality of our city centre.
“The Joondalup city centre has seen massive growth and change over the past two decades and work is ongoing as we aim to attract more investment, new housing, apartments and residents, which will positively impact on the economic landscape for businesses and the wider community.”
Arthouse is being built on a 2000sq m site at 113 Grand Boulevard, with PACT Construction starting work in February and completion expected in August 2020.
It will offer 162 apartments, with a choice of one, two and three bedroom units, plus resort-style amenities including a heated lap pool, residents’ lounge, gym, yoga retreat, spa, sauna and outdoor cinema.
Edge managing director Gavin Hawkins said interest in the three-bedroom apartments had been particularly strong during the initial sales period.
“As a result, we’ve fine-tuned the design to incorporate a larger number of three-bedroom apartments in response to demand,” he said.
“The high proportion of owner-occupiers attracted to Arthouse means residents can look forward to enjoying a vibrant community atmosphere in the heart of Joondalup’s city centre.”
Arthouse also includes four commercial tenancies, two of which have already sold.