Development

Comings and goings in Brunswick's engaged apartment market

Brunswick, Brunswick East and Brunswick West's respective apartment markets continue to steam along at pace, regardless of where the wider Melbourne apartment market is at. A handful of freshly completed apartment developments have been replaced by projects which have begun their construction phase, and a freshly launched development is adding further buyer choice to the market. The Finery is the area's latest release and is located across 267-...

The Mailhouse is launched; West End to construction tender

Urban Melbourne whilst onsite during August last year reported on the progress of one of West Melbourne's largest developments. At that time, the former Australia Post facility was well into demolition, with display suite staff stating Trenerry Property's West End mixed-use project would begin construction in the last quarter of 2017 under the guidance of head contractor Hamilton Marino. Despite piling equipment appearing onsite twice in the...

Gurner adds weight to Fitzroy North's emerging high-density precinct

A new high-density precinct fronting Fitzroy North's Queens Parade is taking shape. Developer Gurner is mid way through the planing process for a new mixed-use building at 81-89 Queens Parade. It along with Gurner's 26-56 Queens Parade and Development Victoria's pending renewal of the adjoining Gasworks site makes for three large-scale developments in close proximity to one another. 81-89 Queens Parade is the latest development to break cover,...

Two new Melbourne hotels flaunt their design credentials

Another of Melbourne's expansive list of hotel and serviced apartment developments has reached completion. Located at the western end of the expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre precinct, the $150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is now open for business. The distinct golden-clad tower is 26 storeys high and accommodates 347 guestrooms and suites. Its design is a collaborative effort with Woods Bagot and NH Architecture...

UEM Sunrise's Conservatory tops out; Aurora approaches the 200 metre mark

UEM Sunrise along with head contractor Hickory Group recently celebrated the ‘topping out’ of conservatory at a ceremony marking the event. The $330 million residential building designed by COX Architecture is located on MacKenzie Street and upon practical completion will become UEM Sunrise’s first completed project in Australia since its entry into the Melbourne market during 2013. conservatory will also include a display comprising 477 pieces...

Escala NewQuay in Focus - Part Two

Following on from yesterday's Q&A with MAB's David Allt-Graham , Urban Melbourne today discusses the design approach to Escala in NewQuay with Six Degrees Director Mark Healy and how the office's experience in the residential sector and within Melbourne's laneways, informed the key design drivers and composition of the project's architecture. Escala's podium will comprise a series of buildings, providing a fine grain approach to the...

Australia 108 approaches 50% of its height

The core of the skyscraper which will take the title from Eureka as Melbourne's tallest building is approaching 50% of its eventual height. Images posted on the Urban Melbourne Projects & Construction forum by stalwart member redden show that Multiplex are now working on the 50th level within the core box. Australia 108 will eventually have 99 floors, rising to 317 metres above the intersection of City Road and Southbank Boulevard. With well...

Nexus Court's hotel receives the nod

Monash City Council has provided Salta's latest pursuit within their Nexus Corporate mixed-use precinct a Notice of Decision to Grant a Planning Permit, with final approval little more than a formality. Last month Urban Melbourne outlined the mixed-use proposal at 12 Nexus Court, which now stands to become Mulgrave's tallest building. Indicative renders suggest that Tribe Hotel Group may have earmarked Salta Properties' intended Mulgrave mixed-...

Carlton Connect Initiative Approved - construction to begin mid-year

On Friday April 6th, Minister for Planning Richard Wynne approved an amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, allowing construction to commence on Carlton Connect - a major University of Melbourne project being developed in partnership with Lendlease at the site of the old Royal Women’s Hospital in Carlton. The recent approval follows on from the University of Melbourne announcing a partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease in November...

Pace seeks to build mixed-use development in Ascot Vale

Pace Development Group are expanding northwards into the City of Moonee Valley with a recently acquired site located at 327-357 Mt Alexander Road currently at advertising. Not afraid of developing in Melbourne's middle ring suburbs as well as the inner-city, the Ascot Vale proposal sits on a 3,846 square metre site which has three frontages, the largest of which is to Mt Alexander Road. Pace has employed Carr Design Group as the project lead,...

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Development & Planning

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00
The City of Melbourne's Boyd Park concept plan is a step closer to being realised with Melbourne City Council via its Future (Planning) Committee forum, endorsing the scheme and resolving to issue a Planning Permit.

Transport & Design

MCG redevelopment, Jolimont railyards, Fed Square East, Jolimont rail corridor deck
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 00:00
A topic which rears its head at least once a year is the decking of the Jolimont railyards as a means of providing a stronger connection between the Melbourne CBD and the Yarra River, while adding to the city's open space network.