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Melbourne construction highlights - August

Here's a round-up of construction highlights posted on the Urban Melbourne forum this month. As always, click the images for a larger version.

UM user MelbourneGuy posted this image in the St Kilda/Port Melbourne forum thread recently showing the near-complete Icon by Pace Development with Caydon's Pace Development's Icon S.T.K. apartments looming in the background.

Looking south from the corner of Toorak and Punt Roads, by UM user MelbourneGuy

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre feels like it was designed to delight construction watchers like us - VCCC is a big favourite for UM forum users with images frequently posted in the Carlton & Parkville forum thread.  The image below is from earlier on in August and by editor Mark Baljak.

The VCCC from Flemington Road - image by editor Mark Baljak

United Asia Group's North at 19-33 Flemington Road which has seen over 3000 hits on our Project Database page is powering along on Flemington Road opposite the VCCC. Image by editor Mark Baljak.  Also worthy of note is the video created for marketing the project, check it out on vimeo.

North at 33 Flemington Road - image by editor Mark Baljak

Ryan Seychell, who also runs the Urban Melbourne Instagram account, took a smattering of photos of the newly opened The Grid @ 567 Collins street last week - check out all the images in 567 Collins Street's dedicated forum thread.  

The Grid at 567 Collins Street - image by Ryan Seychell

Ryan also took these recent images of 888 Collins Street in Docklands - on the corner of Collins & Bourke Street - see the full set in the dedicated 888 Collins Street forum thread.

888 Collins Street - image by Ryan Seychell

The Australia 108 forum thread is likely to be referenced a lot over the coming years - primarily because it's dedicated to an enormous project.  Ryan took this image of the site on the 13th of August.

How skyscrapers begin their lives - Australia 108 site - image by Ryan Seychell

West Side Place now has a tall display suite - image by UM user Adrian back on the 8th of August.

West Side Place's display suite - image by UM user Adrian

Lead image is 131 Russel Street by Ryan Seychell - see the full set in the 131 Russel Street forum thread.

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Development & Planning

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00
The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40.

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

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

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Transport & Design

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00
When a site spans 19,280 square metres, it becomes a 'district'. That's the case according to the development team behind the Jam Factory's pending overhaul. Reporting on the project to date has focused on the close to 60,000 square metres of new commercial space that is earmarked for the site, but more importantly from a layperson's perspective is the extensive new public realm that is planned as part of the development.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.