Day hospital operator buys West Perth office building

Medical conversion on the way for 18 Prowse Street.

A building conversion will be underway soon at a vacant West Perth office property that is about to get a new lease of life as a day hospital.

The two-storey building at 18 Prowse Street was purchased by Montserrat Day Hospitals for $3.4 million and will be refitted during the next six months to become a day haematology clinic which would be used to treat cancer patients.

The West Perth clinic will be Montserrat’s third facility in WA, joining Oxford Day Surgery in Mount Hawthorn and the Bunbury Day Surgery in the South West.

The sale was negotiated by Colliers International Director Investment Services Nicholas Agapitos who said the building’s location and layout made it suitable for a conversion.

“The building at 18 Prowse Street overlooks Totterdell Park so it has plenty of natural light and as well as being close to City West train station, it also has 27 basement car bays for staff and patients,” Mr Agapitos said.

Brisbane-based Monserrat Day Hospitals also has six day hospitals in Queensland.

The West Perth office building has a net lettable area of 1165sqm and occupies a 1267sqm site.

The vendor was Fugro Properties.

Mr Agapitos said more building conversions were expected in the CBD and West Perth where the resources boom left surplus office space.

West Perth’s office market recorded a vacancy of 15.0 per cent for the six months to July, according to the Property Council. 

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