Parkerville Centre Opening Marks New Heritage Milestone
The completion of the first stage of Parkerville Children and Youth Care’s new child advocacy centre in Midland has coincided with a new milestone in the preservation of heritage-listed buildings in the Midland Railway Workshops precinct.
The $25 million Stan & Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre
– only the second centre of its type in Australia – will allow for more children, young people and their families to access services in the treatment of trauma from abuse.
Built by integrated property and construction group Pindan, the Centre located at the corner of Watertank Way and Gauge Road is emerging alongside St John of God Hospital and the future Curtin Medical School as the historic workshops precinct evolves into a medical, health and wellbeing hub.
Pindan Group Business Development Manager James Allingame said that while design and construction of the new advocacy building took place, preservation works to adjacent historic buildings also took place.
The restoration work was done in consultation with heritage architects, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, and the Heritage Council of Western Australia.
Pindan worked with Peter Hunt Architects to assist Parkerville in negotiating the purchase of the sites to pave the way for the centre’s creation.
The centre includes therapy consulting rooms, large family rooms, a specially-designed OT treatment room, WA police facilities with specialist child interview rooms, reception area, meeting rooms, office space, a fully-equipped gym, lunch room and balcony area for staff.
It also features a lecture theatre with an LED screen set up on par with that used at RAC Arena.
Parkerville Director Rob Wilton said Pindan did a truly tremendous job managing this complex project.
The Centre will also offer services by Ngala, Yokai, Raphael, Wanslea Family Services the Department of Child Protection and WAPOL.
Pindan has been involved in previous heritage rejuvenation works at the Midland Railway Workshop precinct when it constructed the Midland GP Super Clinic and the Police Traffic Operations Facility.
The group is also currently building the $14m Midland Specialist Centre and Day Surgery on the Midland Sidings site.
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