Quest boosts an expanding Burwood Highway development scene

Burwood Highway's strengthening apartment market will soon be underscored by a new multi-level Quest Apartment Hotel development.

Crema Constructions has been anointed as the builder of choice for the project that has an estimated completion date of February 2019. At 315-319 Burwood Highway, the K2LD Architects-designed Burwood East accommodation replaces an earlier purely residential design of roughly 100 apartments that was created by Plus Architecture for the site.

Developer OAM (Aust) Pty Ltd is backing the project that will now see 91 Quest Apartments built across the expansive corner site.

Site specific designs by Plus Architecture and K2LD Architects

West of 315-319 Burwood Highway lies Deakin University's Melbourne Burwood Campus and RSPCA Victoria, although Quest will likely be targeting the numerous suburban corporate offices within walking distance, headlined by Motorola Australia and Hewlett Packard.

Currently, 16 separate projects are sited upon Burwood Highway within the Urban Melbourne Project Database, with further additions pending. All bar Quest's new endeavour are private residential apartments, amounting to some 738 new dwellings.

Despite the sizeable length of Burwood Highway, the vast majority of these 738 new dwellings are located within Burwood or Burwood East.

Latest to the Urban Melbourne Project Database is what shapes as the area's biggest proposal, at 380 Burwood Highway.

Hayball's design for 380 Burwood Highway.

Sought for the site is a ten level mixed-use building that would account for the well known China Bar Signature restaurant.

Designed by Hayball and submitted for planning during August of last year, the new 380 Burwood Highway would include 122 apartments, an education centre, various green/outdoor terraces, 1,405 square metres of office space and 3,050 square metres of retail/restricted retail space.

China Bar Signature is slated to take up a first floor tenancy of 1,109 square metres in the new building.

Covering a triangular 5,047 square metre site, 380 Burwood Highway would be the area's tallest building if approved.

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