Holiday time - see you in 2018

The team at Urban Melbourne would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers, and particularly our regular contributors, for making 2017 another successful year.

After four years of shining a light on Melbourne's ever-burgeoning development sector, 2018 beckons as another busy year with many more projects on the go.

The heart of Urban Melbourne remains the passion and dedication in shining a light on Melbourne's development industry, planning and transport environment in a manner that is informative, analytical and in our own words.

We expect our content base will be greatly expanded next year and Urban Melbourne will continue to create organic and considered content; no less than what our city deserves.

With mandate in hand, we will actively seek the very best people with a passion for Melbourne's planning, transport and development scene to deliver additional content for Urban Melbourne.

Whether existing or prospective clients, developers, sale agents, public relations, architects or any one of a myriad of industry involved firms feel free to talk to us, as we'd be more than happy to talk to you.

Urban Melbourne will return in the new year confident that you the reader, property buyer or industry participant will enjoy and benefits of the next leg of our journey.

2018 promises so much...we intend to deliver far more!

 

Lead image credit: flickr

 

Development & Planning

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 06:00
Developer PDG has circulated preliminary images of a tower proposed to grace the Munro site adjacent to the Queen Victoria Market. This follows on from a planning application being submitted for the City of Melbourne-backed development which includes frontages to Therry Street, Queen Street and the rear of Franklin street.

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, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.