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CBD | Urbanest | 312 La Trobe St | 30L| 90m | Student Accomodation

Mark Baljak's picture
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Broad APM have started works
1250 student spaces

dko architects

shame the western view of argus will be blocked

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Andrew Mck's picture

Damn it, id forgotten about this dog box, id thought it died, and know your showing me that construction of this puke is imminent..

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There are worse and there are better, this falls somewhere in between, just tolerable.

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A major development site behind Melbourne's Welsh Church has reportedly sold for close to $20million.

The Welsh Church, on La Trobe Street between Elizabeth and Queen, owned a sizeable chunk of valuable CBD real estate that stretches beside and behind the 1871 Gothic Revival building to A'Beckett Street.

The church had subdivided the block and already sold another portion in 2010, facing La Trobe Street, to a developer for a undisclosed sum.

A caveat was lodged on the property in 2010 by Urbanest La Trobe Street Pty Ltd after the sale. The caveat was varied in November last year and applies to one section of the subdivision facing La Trobe Street.

Urbanest is a UK-based international student accommodation company. It has company directors based in Sydney and Dubai.

Late last year the Welsh Church put the remaining half of the block - about 1896 square metres - up for sale with expectations in excess of $16 million.

The single-level former factory site at 127-141 A'Beckett Street that was sold this month is leased to Regal Parking.

Industry sources said the site was purchased by an Asian-based offshore developer but interests associated with the sale were tight-lipped about details.

Church congregation member and assistant treasurer Darren Gardiner would not disclose the sale price or buyer.

Any funds received would be used to help restore the existing building and for other purposes, he said.

Lachie Donaldson, from Donaldson Trumble lawyers acting for the trustees of the church, said: ''I am instructed by my client to reveal nothing.

''It is of your interest, but it is none of your business. The property is off the market.''

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/lips-tight-welsh-church-sells...

last line, unlike a lawyer to be a knob

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Overview of the site sehind the Welsh Church (127-141 A'Beckett Stereet):

Nice big site could easily accomodate a 50 storey+ tower.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Almost gone:

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ready for piling it seems

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

We have craneage:

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ahh the great man with a camera!

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I'm looking forward to this one.
On a side note, thanks for the great updates everyone, I don't live in Melbourne right now so this is really my only link to what's going on. Thanks again.

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^^No worries Michael. One of our aims is to continue to provide you and all our online audience with up to date information on what's going on in Melbourne's urban development. Also thank you for your contributions so far to the forum, appreciate it :)

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Someone should take a picture of this site during the pm. The whole crane tower lights up at night!

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