Synott Street adds further weight to Werribee's transformation

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. Burbank is moving ahead with the Riverbend site whilst Pelligra Group has both the Synnot Street site and another at Cherry Street under its charge.

Development Manager Citinova is overseeing 22-26 Synnot Street which carries an estimated development cost in excess of $49 million.

Designed by iWolff Atelier, the proposal spans 12 levels and includes a total net floor area of 27,669 square metres. In addition to InterContinental Hotels Group's commitment in operating 150 suites under the Holiday Inn banner, 22-26 Synnot Street also includes 3,966 square metres of office space, a 1,120 square metre education centre, function facilities, 11 retail and cafe spaces plus 371 car spaces.

Project perspective created by Base3D

Citinova has stated that "The available office space is over 84% committed to a blue-chip tenant."

Whilst 22-26 Synnot Street is slated to open during 2020, it's not the only development of note for Werribee, with a number of higher density projects entered the Urban Melbourne Project Database during the latter stages of 2017.

Three separate proposals stand to add as many as 172 new apartments to previously low-rise tracts of land. 70 Cottrell Street, 55 Cottrell Street and 17 Bridge Street are all mid-rise designs looking to take their place.

In terms of approvals, a 10-storey building across 193-195 Watton Street and 86 Synnot Street is permitted for 49 apartments and commercial space, whilst Werribee's first catalyst site at Cherry Street also has the green light.

Also in the wings is 1-3 Wedge Street; a seven-storey apartment building with ground-level office and retail.

Moull Murray Architects' design for 70 Cottrell Street

Tempering the rise of Werribee is the failure of the area's first major building to reach completion. Madok Group's 116 Watton Street has sat idle for in excess of a year as construction faltered.

The development though is now back at planning with a fresh alteration to the permit sought as of last month which would see 11 retail premises thirty six apartments delivered.

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