The 15,000sq m centre is part of a national rollout of new industrial facilities by the listed wholesale pharmacy group and medicines supplier, which operates retail brands Amcal, Guardian, PharmaSave, Chemist King and Discount Drug Stores.
Sigma acquired the 3.55-hectare former Swan Brewery site at 10 Craft Street, Canning Vale, in August last year for $12.7 million.
Melbourne-headquartered industrial construction specialists Vaughan Constructions has been appointed to design and build the new facility, which is due to be completed by mid-2018 and will create 100 construction jobs.
"This is a significant investment by Sigma Healthcare which outlines the company's commitment to servicing the vital healthcare needs of patients across Western Australia," said Sigma CEO and managing director Mark Hooper.
"This facility will service pharmacies across the state from Kununurra, over 3000km north to Esperance, a further 700km south and everywhere in between."
Vaughan Constructions managing director Andrew Noble welcomed the opportunity to "play an integral role in the improvement of Sigma's operational efficiencies through the construction of this pivotal piece of infrastructure".
According to the latest LJ Hooker Commercial & Industrial Property Monitor, about $400 million of annual industrial approvals are in the Perth pipeline.
"Given the weakness in the leasing market, a rebound in industrial construction does not look likely, unless underpinned by unforeseen major pre-commitments," LJ Hooker said.While the leasing market remains weak, the report said that investor demand for prime properties with long weighted lease expiries was still strong though these remained tightly held.