By Tim Dawkins | 2 Jun 2016

The Urbis Perth planning team recently gained approval for one of the city’s most innovative new residential towers that will house hundreds of students in a purpose-built facility.

Working with our client Stirling Capital, and Architects MJA, Urbis received planning approval for a 22-storey student accommodation tower.

The building will host 543 beds in 189 units, providing a major injection to the inner city residential population. The tower will be located on Stirling Street, only 350m north of Perth’s central train station.

Education is emerging as a major growth industry for Perth as it diversifies beyond mining and refocuses towards the knowledge economy. The tower will enable local and international students to live an urban lifestyle, whilst studying at some of the many inner city higher education schools, or university campuses in other locations.

Residents will have access to a broad suite of facilities, including on-site staff, a lap pool, group study areas, a gym, library, communal kitchen and eating area, and communal laundry, as well as a rooftop entertainment area.

It will effectively be an extension of the tertiary campuses that will foster interaction and learning.

This tower reflects the fact that the central city has become an increasingly desirable place to live. It will effectively be an extension of the tertiary campuses that will foster interaction and learning.

The new 22-storey student accommodation tower on Stirling Street, Perth. Image supplied by Stirling Capital.
The new 22-storey student accommodation tower on Stirling Street, Perth. Image supplied by Stirling Capital.