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CBD | 7-23 Spencer Street | 34L | 3 towers | Residential

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As Ryan mentioned new planning app in this week and demo has begun

Image from The Age

Tall towers loom over key Melbourne gateway

Four large apartment towers up to 34 storeys tall will be built on a key Melbourne gateway on the Yarra River next to Spencer Street under ambitious plans lodged with the state government.
Private developer Clement Lee's Asset1 Group is seeking approval for the huge $200 million residential development tucked behind the Crown Plaza Hotel which will have up to 1162 apartments, planning documents show.
Parts of the former Melbourne Convention Centre will be demolished to make way for the new structures, but the 13-level Crown Plaza which overlooks the Yarra will remain intact.
The new buildings will also include 1321 square metres of retail space on two ground level podiums and 461 car parking spaces.
Asset1's four new towers replace a previous proposal for two commercial buildings on the site that were approved by Planning Minister Matthew Guy in 2012.
The commercial towers were expected to rise 23 storeys above the river and create a more bulky structure than the residential towers.
The plans come amid a building boom of city apartments and debate about tall towers that have the potential to overshadow the Yarra River.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/tall-towers-loom-over-key-melbourne-gatew...

601 Flinders St and 7-23 Spencer St, Melbourne
Site area 8,486sqm

shame this one didn't get up, looks far better from a massing perspective and site permeability

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Peter Maltezos's picture

....Interesting that the rejected proposal included some landscaping/paving work in Batman Park.

Like the current proposal as well. smiley

The former World Congress Centre is what is now being demolished.

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Mark Baljak's picture

Ahh and Yarra promenade works as well - probably a trade-off for overshadowing

It would have been nice to see a circular tower as well

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

That commercial scheme above was designed as part of the leasing campaign to attract KPMG.

Massing was much better in my opinion and really opened the site up.

Worth stressing that the residential scheme is essentially a development plan with individual applications to be lodged in future.

If approval is granted it will most likely be offloaded to an offshore developer.

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It'd be nice if they could find some temporary space for Crowne, THales and government leases in the WTC, wait for the cops to move up the road when their HQ is finished and then level the entire block, reworking the entire parcle of land over the course of a few years and redevelop the waterfront.

Or in sections, whichever, just replace the whole lot bit by bit.

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

Cops are moving to City West Complex predominantly from the St Kilda Rd complex - they will be maintaining their lease at WTC.

One opportunity the KPMG scheme highlights is the potential of developing the airspace above the multi level car park to Siddeley St.

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Mark Baljak's picture

few extra images

alternative massing

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Demolition beginning i think, from last week:

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Qantas743's picture

Confused (again lol).

Has what's replacing this been approved yet?

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Ryan Seychell's picture

The office tower scheme has been approved for quite a while, however there is a new residential proposal (as shown above) which has not yet been approved.

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Council supports this, asking Wynne to approve subject to conditions.

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Riddlz's picture

Re-worked to 3 towers instead of 4

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3000's picture

So are these all residential?

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Demolition has recommenced:

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Demo continuing:

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