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The state of construction in Melbourne - mid April 2017

With over three hundred projects on our database currently under construction, there's a lot of cranes, pits, core boxes and new facades appearing all over the city.  

Here is a selection images posted originally on the forum by Urban Melbourne users and staff.  Under each image is a link back to the forum thread where the image was originally posted - and there's plenty more images to view in each thread.

Hendrix - Brunswick 

Image by Zicojapan, originally posted 09/04/2017.

See more images in the Brunswick forum thread.

The Fifth at Upper West Side - CBD  

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 12/04/2017.

 See more images in the Upper West Side forum thread.

The Albert - Brunswick

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 10/04/2017.

 

See more images in the Brunswick forum thread.

Avant - CBD 

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 12/04/2017.

 

See more images in the Avant forum thread.

The Spencer - West Melbourne

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 12/04/2017.

See more images in the North Melbourne & West Melbourne forum thread.

Mason Square / former markets site - Moonee Ponds

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 09/04/2017.

See more images in the Moonee Ponds forum thread.

Swanston Central - CBD

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 12/04/2017.

See more images in the Swanston Central forum thread.

Scape Swanston - CBD

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 19/04/2017.

 

See more images in the Scape Swanston forum thread

Conservatory - CBD

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 19/04/2017.

See more images in the Conservatory forum thread.

Kubix - Wantirna South

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 09/03/2017.

See more images in the Greater Melbourne Projects forum thread.

Victoria One - CBD

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 12/04/2017.

See more images in the Victoria One forum thread.

Aurora Melbourne Central - CBD

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 12/04/2017.

See more images in the Aurora Melbourne Central forum thread.

Banksia - Docklands

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 10/04/2017.

 

See more images in the Banksia forum thread.

Peel - Collingwood

Image by John Proctor, originally posted 10/04/2017.

 

See more images in the Collingwood forum thread.

Australia 108 - Southbank

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 09/04/2017.

See more images in the Australia 108 forum thread.

 

Lead image credit: Mark Baljak, Whitehorse Towers forum thread.

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Development & Planning

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00
Designed by Bruce Henderson Architects, the proposal includes 14 levels with ground floor retail and over 100 apartments. Orion Group International is the proponent. A spokesperson for Orion confirmed more than 50% of the building's apartments will have a 2 bedroom configuration and a healthy number of 1 and 3 bedroom configurations.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 00:00
Toorak Park is the outcome of a decade of development overtones for an expansive and formerly underutilised site abutting Toorak Station. Few projects across Melbourne are larger in terms of site size, with developer Lendlease over recent months applying the finishing touches to 446 apartments and 18 townhouses across a host of buildings.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00
First mooted early last year, the long awaited facelift to Rebecca Walk looks set to proceed following a call out for "40 energetic street food traders" back in January of this year and planning approvals. New plans were conceived for the largely empty row of pods which occupy the under croft of the Flinders St Viaduct adjacent to Batman Park on the CBD's Northbank.

Sustainability & Environment

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 12:00
The recent BDAV Building Design Awards once more showcased the talents and expertise of Victoria's building designers. 2017 was the 22nd year of the BDAV Design Awards, which aims to "profile excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and to the broader community." One project that ticked the boxes was Green Edge.