Demolition begins at old hospital site | Advocate's top 10 of 2016

Work: Demolition taking place on the lower levels of the old Northam Hospital. The demolition of the site will be a gradual collapse with no explosions or implosions taking place.
Work: Demolition taking place on the lower levels of the old Northam Hospital. The demolition of the site will be a gradual collapse with no explosions or implosions taking place.

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June 2, 2016: Demolition commenced at the old Northam Hospital site in June.

The proposed development, on the corner of Wellington and Gairdner Streets, will consist of two supermarket stores and significant retail space, including provision for a retail fuel outlet.

Windsor Knight Commercial Property Development owner/developer Greg Pearce said at the time that the project was on track for opening in the second half of 2017.

He said at that stage the project had not been delayed, but rather a process was being undertaken. 

“We had to build a new mono-tower to accommodate the Optus equipment that is on top of the old hospital,” he said.

“That work is nearing completion.

“In the interim we have commenced demolition of the lower buildings.”