Leading hospitality group to develop Fremantle Technical College
Wednesday 29 July 2020
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt today confirmed the sale of the former Fremantle Technical College site to leading Western Australian tourism company Prendiville Group.
The sale will ensure that the State heritage-listed buildings which are currently underutilised, will be restored and activated, making a positive contribution to the broader revitalisation of the Fremantle city centre.
With decades of experience in tourism developments and operations, the Prendiville Group will seek to redevelop part of the 2,400 square metre site, reflecting the former use of the Technical College in a contemporary centre of excellence for hospitality management.
Prendiville Group is planning the development of a training school for hospitality professionals, and is seeking to partner with various institutions, to support our hotels across the State, enriching the industry and creating high quality tourist experiences.
The company’s headquarters will also relocate to the South Terrace within the technical institute building.
A new alfresco food and beverage offering will be initiated as part of a short-term activation of the site with a potential future stage including a hotel or student accommodation facility fronting Norfolk Lane.
The new tourism and hospitality facility will provide dining and accommodation options within walking distance of key tourist attractions including the Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison, Round House and Maritime Museum.
With the sale finalised on Monday (27 July), Prendiville Group will now progress design and planning for redevelopment of the site.
Read the full media statement: Leading hospitality group set to develop Fremantle Technical College