New apartment releases - March 2014

Time today to look at the newest crop of apartment projects due for public release. Short and tall, far and wide, most projects below find themselves at registration prior to a full blown sales campaign.

Adding to a torrent of current apartment projects, here are some of the latest and greatest destined for Melbourne.

Assembly - 181 Capel Street, North Melbourne

Builder turned developer Equiset has released for sale 181 Capel Street. Featuring a cluster of low-rise residential buildings designed by Woods Bagot, the project has pitched itself toward the higher end of the market.

Claremont Manor - 3-7 Claremont Street, South Yarra

With site demolition near complete and a neighbouring display not far behind, Claremont Manor is the latest offering within the Forrest Hill Precinct, South Yarra. It seems Southlink have teamed with architects Bird de la Coeur once more, their seventh joint tower within the precinct.

Edinburgh Village - 7-15 Reid Street Fitzroy

With ABD Group as the builder, Edinburgh Village will launch its public sales next weekend. Six levels, 44 apartments, 2 retail tenancies and 2 levels of basement car park.

Mirka - 30 Inkerman Street, St Kilda

Not much is known of the upcoming project, although if a 2011 planning application is any reference a six level project with 50 apartments opposite Newmarket Hotel is in the offing.

Green Edge Richmond - 1 Railway Place, Richmond

Following on from their Dimmeys Richmond transformation, Green Edge Richmond is the latest project from Richmond Icon Pty Ltd. A nine level building of 42 apartments will feature a rooftop terrace laden with greenery.

Middle Burke - 436 Burke Road, Camberwell

The Camberwell apartment scene keeps marching on, with Middle Burke the latest project open to registrations. A joint effort by JD Group and CK Designworks the project is located near Toorak Road and will feature an activated street level with multiple retail tenancies.

Victoria One - 452 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

The tallest of what's on offer today, developer Golden Age has dubbed their upcoming 240m project Victoria One, although Central Equity also have Victoria One as a future project - seems someone is destined to finish second?

District - 160 Argyle Street, Fitzroy

Aesthetically pleasing, District is the latest offering from Substancia Projects and will incorporate the facade of the former Pfeiffer Engineering building which held contributory heritage status.

Panorama - 101 Tram Road, Doncaster

A project with no name, the impending launch was touched upon recently by Urban Melbourne. With display and marketing in place, Panorama is a 13 level project atop Doncaster Hill that will eventually bring sweeping views to hundreds of residents.

A Apartments - 96 Albert Street, Brunswick East

Purchased last year, the site will host Blue Earth Group's latest project of some 119 apartments over 6 levels. With ROTHELOWMAN leading the design, the project has a slated completion of late 2015 with Hamilton Marino in charge of construction.

This article was updated on Wednesday 26th March where we incorrectly credited the architect of 96 Albert Street, Brunswick East.


Development & Planning

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 00:00
City of Port Phillip will this week indicate that it has sufficient reason to object to two pending projects in Port Melbourne. 17 Rocklea Drive and 365-391 Plummer Street are both within the Wirraway Precinct of Fishermans Bend, and both projects are under the authority of the Minister for Planning.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.

Visual Melbourne

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Transport & Design

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 00:00
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Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
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