Boroondara continues to be an irresistible prospect for apartment developers as evidenced by the seven fresh projects added recently to the Urban Melbourne Project Database.
Spread over Kew, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East and Balwyn North, the seven projects would add hundreds of new apartments to the municipality. Further they take to 18 the total number of new Boroondara projects entered into the database during 2016.
Whilst six projects are at planning, a seventh has already commenced its sales campaign. A summary of each new Urban Melbourne Project Database listing is provided below:
76-78 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North
Developer: DCF Property Group
Architect: DKO Architecture
60 apartments: 29 x 1 bedroom, 29 x 2 bedroom, 2 x 3 bedroom
473 square metres of retail space over 3 tenancies
90 car spaces & 18 bicycle spaces
Communal areas and rooftop garden
382-386 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
39 apartments: 13 x 1 bedroom, 26 x 2 bedroom
330.2 square metres of retail space over 2 tenancies
31 car spaces
1159 - 1163 Burke Road, Kew
Developer: BENLUK Pty Ltd
5 apartments: 1 x 1 bedroom, 2 x 2 bedroom, 2 x 3 bedroom
1,055 square metres of commercial office space
170 square metre cafe
42 car spaces
Communal areas and rooftop garden
402-408 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East
Architect: Ewert Leaf
32 apartments: 1 x 1 bedroom, 19 x 2 bedroom, 12 x 3 bedroom
6 x two storey townhouses
54 car spaces
422-526 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East
Developer: Delta Property Group
Architect: CHT Architects
41 apartments: 9 x 1 bedroom, 32 x 2 bedroom
45 car spaces and 30 bicycle spaces
9 Montrose Street, Hawthorn East
Developer: MK Emerald Developments Pty Ltd
34 apartments:12 x 1 bedroom and 22 x 2 bedroom
27 car spaces and 28 bicycle spaces
1 commercial tenancy of 51.6 square metres
Derby Place - 369 High Street, Kew
Derby Place enters the database as the latest project for Port Melbourne-based Crema Group. Designed by Fender Katsalidis and CBG Architects the project will feature 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments set above an activated streetscape.
The six level project features amenities such as a garden terrace, lounge, library, private dining space and bar. Crema Constructions will build Derby Place.
Boroondara at large
With the inception of the above projects, Boroondara now maintains 72 separate project entries in the Urban Melbourne Project Database; that is projects in the development pipeline, but yet to reach completion.
As with most areas of Melbourne the listings are heavily skewed in favour of residential use, although a small number of commercial projects are present.
Working on the assumption that all projects will be realised, Boroondara would see an additional 3,300 apartments spring from the current crop of listings.
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