Urban Melbourne Database sails past 1500 projects

It's been a long journey since Urban Melbourne first went live in March 2013 with a few hundred projects -  project database now tops 1500 published projects.

With the published database now totaling 1500 projects, there have been a further 500 projects since we launched that have progressed through the development pipeline.

Similarly, the number of architectural firms referenced on the projects has now surpassed 300 with the top 5 referenced firms being: RotheLowman (63), Hayball (52), CHT Architects (47), Elenberg Fraser (42) and Plus Architecture (40).

Rounding out the top 10 we have Ewert Leaf (33), Fender Katsalidis Architects (31), Peddle Thorp Architects (31), DKO Architecture (28) and ClarkeHopkinsClarke (23).

The 1500th published project: 52 Napier Street, Footscray

52 Napier Street in Footscray, as seen above was the project which brought the total published number up to 1500. 

It is being developed by Unison Community Housing and the approved 6-level project sits on a 935 square metre site and comprised 57 community housing units.

Other recent entries into the database include Once located at 959 High Street in Armadale, 719-721 Whitehorse Road in Mont Albert and Rosebery - 21 Wattle Road in Hawthorn.

Once - 959 High Street, Armadale

80% of all projects on the Urban Melbourne Project Database are predominantly residential projects, with or without active frontages and uses on the ground floor; another 9% of projects in the residential-mixed use category and the balance of projects either commercial, institutional or transport related.

The database has 119 referenced construction/contracting companies across the range of projects that are under construction with the top 5 firms: Hacer (13), Orange Building Solutions (13), Valeo Construction (13), Hamilton Marino (10) and Crema Constructions (9).

Rounding out the top 10 we have Element Five Buildings (9), Hickory (9), Multiplex (9), Lendlease (8) and ABD Group (8).

See below for a list of the most recently added projects to the database.

Development & Planning

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00
The Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz and the local member for Williamstown Wade Noonan opened a new development designed specifically for women and children escaping family violence.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 13:00
The Victorian Government has announced it will ban the use of aluminium cladding panels that have a polyethylene core of more than 30% and expanded polystyrene will also be banned on buildings with 3 or more levels. The changes were announced by the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, on Saturday morning along with new guidelines for building surveyors.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00
Works on the new purpose-built Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) headquarters were completed late last year. Now occupied, the 10-storey mixed-use complex at 535 Elizabeth Street was built by Multiplex and accommodates the organisation’s 165 staff within the 16,820 square metre building.

Sustainability & Environment