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Batman's Hill

The Long and the Short of it: C1 & C2 Batman's Hill

Last month the City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne committee resolved to provide conditional support for Lend Lease's C1 & C2 commercial development at Batman's Hill within Docklands. Located at 695 Collins Street between Media House and Collins Square, the development consists of two mid scale commercial buildings of 11 and 12-storeys respectively. The two buildings are separated by a north-south pedestrian thoroughfare to be called Market...
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Batman's Hill leaves much to be desired

Lend Lease have circulated an April newsletter for their forthcoming Batman's Hill development which outlines plans for the two commercial buildings that will front Melbourne's premier locale: Collins Street. Included within the newsletter are images of the dual commercial buildings that as of last week were submitted to State planning body DTPLI for assessment. Upon first glance last week - and up to this point - little has changed in my...

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Transport & Design

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Sustainability & Environment

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