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MELBOURNE | 596 St Kilda Road | 19L | 60m | Residential

Mark Baljak's picture
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New one for St Kilda Rd by Bates Smart

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

the 'design precedents' shown are probably a lot better architecture than the design, but I think it's nice the current late-deco block of flats is being replaced by something referencing more progressive architecture from the mid-century period

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3000's picture

I think it's a good outcome. Reasonable setback from the main road and easily is better than what's currently there.

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Aussie Steve's picture

Yes indeed, a great addition to St Kilda Road.

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Les Whyte's picture

Yes it sure is a great addition to St Kilda Road....l have notice that a lot of office blocks are being converted or bulldoze on St Kilda Road, to apartments blocks....l often wonder if the same thing will happen on Royal Parade and Fleminton Road, Parkvile, and Victoria Parade, Fitzroy and Collingwood.

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Michael Berquez's picture

Bosco verticale eat yer heart out.

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Singapore’s Lian Beng flips Melbourne site for $10m windfall

Singapore-listed developer Lian Beng Group has flipped a Melbourne site for a tidy $10 million profit after owning it for less than two years.

The group announced the sale of 596 St Kilda Road for $34 million to a Taiwanese-based developer, who is understood to be a first time entrant to the local market.

Lian Beng paid approximately $24.35m for the block of older apartments in October 2015, then gained planning approval for a 170-unit project and received several unsolicited offers for the site.

Lian Beng executive director Matthew Ong said the group was not exiting the Australian market and planned to use the proceeds for further investments in Australia.

“We are just recycling capital,” Mr Ong said. “We are looking to find appropriate investments in both Melbourne and Sydney in the immediate term, we see Australia as a stable and prudent location for our diversification.”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/singapores-lian-beng-f...

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Development & Planning

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 00:00
Hot on the heels of news that Holiday Inn will anchor Werribee's tallest proposed development, the application for 22-26 Synnot Street has gone to advertising. At over 42 metres in height and spread across a 2,567 square metre site the project is Werribee's largest, and accounts for the last of a trio of catalyst sites earmarked by Wyndham City Council as perfect for urban renewal.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.

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.

Transport & Design

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 07:00
Late last year Urban Melbourne was invited for a tour of the new offices of CAPI in Windsor and a chat with its founder Pitzy Folk. The 1930’s building now known as '151 Albert' had previously housed Telstra and has been refurbished by renowned interior designer and family friend of the Folk family, Tamsin Johnson into 1,400 sqm of office and break out space across two floors and a basement.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 00:00
Likened in some quarters as a miniature Federation Square, construction works began last week on a Prahran project that will rank as one of 2018's most progressive and important. Kane Constructions has the job of transforming 30-40 Izett Street under a $60+ million urban renewal initiative prompted by Stonnington City Council.