Pindan has been appointed to design and construct Stage 1 of the new $18.5m Parkerville Children and Youth Care Stan & Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre in Midland.
The first stage of the project will see Pindan build the new centre on the corner of Watertank Way and Gauge Road in the Midland Railway Workshops precinct.
The new centre will feature therapy consulting rooms, large family rooms, a specially designed occupational therapy treatment room, WA Police facilities with specialist child interview rooms, lecture theatre, reception area, meeting rooms, office space, fully equipped gym, lunch room and balcony.
As Parkerville Children and Youth Care’s preferred builder, the organisation engaged Pindan from the outset to manage the acquisition of the land, negotiate the project development agreement and heritage agreement terms with the Midland Redevelopment Authority and manage the design process.
James Allingame, Business Development Manager for Pindan, said the 4000m2 facility was due for completion in mid 2019 with a second stage of the centre to commence after, involving the renovation of two heritage listed buildings into offices and a café.
The project is a really special one for us as we have had a long standing partnership with Parkerville Children and Youth Care. The new centre will allow for more children, young people and families, to access services in the treatment of trauma from abuse.James Allingame
Mr Allingame added that with the historic railway workshops being transformed into an emerging medical, health and wellbeing precinct “the new centre will sit alongside the St John of God Hospital and future Curtin Medical School, making it perfectly positioned.”
The new Stan & Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre will be four times larger than the inaugural George Jones Child Advocacy Centre in Armadale and will have even more integrated services.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care, Chief Executive, Mr Basil Hanna said “working alongside us will be the WA Police and the Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support.
“Joining the service provision team will also be Ruah Community Services, Wanslea Family Services, Yokai and Ngala. The centre will provide much needed specialist advocacy and therapeutic services to vulnerable children and their families,” he added.
The project is not a first for Pindan in the Midland Railway Workshop precinct.
“Pindan has extensive experience in the rejuvenation of historical buildings located within the workshops, evident in the Midland GP Super Clinic completed in 2012 and the Police Traffic Operations Facility completed in 2018,” Mr Allingame said.
“We are also currently building the $14m Midland Specialist Centre and Day Surgery located on the Midland Sidings site.”