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SOUTH YARRA | 661 Chapel Street | 29L | 94m | Residential

Mark Baljak's picture
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Yates & Co + BDLC, seems they're responsible for half of Forrest Hill precinct between them

© Bird De La Coeur

floorplate of expanded scheme incorporating MHS site

enough proposals of height around MHS now, in hindsight it's hypocritical that Wood Marsh's design was shot down nearby - to me anyway

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Here is a pic which shows how many buildings Bird De La Coeur have designed in South Yarra:

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MelbourneGuy's picture

OMG. SY is turning into our own Parramatta but with class.

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Alastair Taylor's picture

Would be awesome if they mocked up a 2nd northern entrance to SY station while they're at it!

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Melbman's picture

That area has changed so much over the last few years. Impressive work.

Love that proposal at the top of the first post.

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Mark Baljak's picture

slightly old article

Matthew Guy under fire over Chapel Street tower intervention

A controversial state government intervention on Chapel Street to approve a 29-storey residential and retail tower and a new five-storey education academy for the gifted linked to Melbourne High School has outraged Stonnington Council.
The council said the application for a tower on the 661 Chapel Street site was heading to Victoria's planning tribunal in April after the council rejected an application last October.
Stonnington mayor Adrian Stubbs said he was extremely disappointed and frustrated Planning Minister Matthew Guy had intervened to approve the tower. ''If the government wanted it (the gifted education academy) to be built, wouldn't they have funded it?'' Cr Stubbs said. ''We seem to be the new centre for high rise inside of Melbourne thanks to our kind Planning Minister.''
The 261-apartment tower development at 661 Chapel Street is by local developer Michael Yates. Mr Yates will sell a portion of the site for cost price to the Melbourne High School Foundation for the new gifted education academy.
Mr Yates confirmed he contacted the Planning Minister's office, the Department of Planning and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect about the proposal.
Mr Guy confirmed he discussed the issue with Mr Yates, the council and Melbourne High School.
Mr Guy said the scale of tower development was appropriate for the site in the urban renewal Forrest Hill precinct.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/matthew-guy-under-fire-over-chapel-str...

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Mark Baljak's picture

updated plans

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

New renderings:

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Les Whyte's picture

Mark, who would not want to wake up each morning to a awesome view like that, l myself sure would love a view like that but just think of the high cost and body corporate fees.

Thanks for sharing that photo that one day may become real if these new apartments ever gets built.

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Melbman's picture

I like this development. Looks promising.

That areas's transformation has been amazing.

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Aussie Steve's picture

It might be a great design but the fact that is vastly exceeds the ministers preferred hight that he approved and the fact that the open space contributions were cut back is shameful!

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Mark Baljak's picture

When shrewd developer Michael Yates last month unveiled two South Yarra buildings he had recently received ministerial approval to develop, he was quietly formalising a plan to sell the project to a Chinese developer.
In an off-market deal, Yates is speculated to be banking around $30 million from the sale of 663 Chapel Street – an approximate 2100 square metre portion of a 3537 sq m block he bought for $19 million in 2011, a particularly depressed time in Melbourne's development site sector.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/property/developer-michael-yates-reveals-...

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Andrew's picture

Hopefully they change the proposal and the public space goes back up and the issues with it get fixed.

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Mark Baljak's picture

couple of new ones

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lss's picture

display is up today.
any further info?

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Qantas743's picture

Sorry to bump the thread but just seeking some clarification.

Has this been replaced by Royal Como or is the latter in addition to this?

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Mark Baljak's picture

Big tower at 661 stays with Gamuda Land. Royal Como at 663 replaces smaller white tower in the above render - I think 661 is due to be released fairly soon

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Qantas743's picture

Thanks.

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Qantas743's picture

Advertising hoarding is now up on site for this.

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Qantas743's picture

Piling has commenced.

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redden's picture

As Qantas743 posted, 661 Chapel is piling and they've started removing the display suite on the neighbouring Royal Como site.


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redden's picture

661 Chapel is almost completely obscuring Vogue, from Punt Road Bridge.

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And the Royal Como.

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