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FourSQ throws open its display suite for No. 108 in Fitzroy

Property developer FourSQ are opening the doors of their warehouse inspired display suite for luxury townhouse development, No. 108, located at 108 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, following an unprecedented sales campaign which has seen seven of the eight residences sold in five weeks. The development, which has broken price barriers with townhouses priced from $1.6-2.3 million, has previously been accessible strictly by appointment only, but this...

Delta gets to the point on Doncaster Hill

Not too long after the site was successfully sold, Delta Property Group have moved to launch their latest project dubbed The Point Doncaster Hill. Formally 600 Doncaster Road, the relevant planning application encompassing 174 apartments was approved by Manningham City Council during May of this year. The permit and site were promptly offered for sale, with Colliers International and GormanKelly sealing the deal during August. After a short turn...

Creating a new typology: No. 108 Fitzroy

108 Leicester Street is a collection of eight multi-level Fitzroy townhouses that have been designed to respond to the changing face of multi-residential living in Melbourne. The hybrid inner-city dwellings combine developer/builder FOURSQ with Melbourne firm BKK Architects. The design acknowledges the housing typologies of the development's Fitzroy neighbourhood with unique identities to its primary street frontages. Along Young Street a...

Jewell Station's all-encompassing ethos set to provide a unique development outcome

Following on from the launch of the first of two apartment buildings that constitutes the new Jewell Station, Urban Melbourne took the opportunity to pose a number of questions to Neometro Director James Tutton. Extensively covered by Urban Melbourne during its inception, Jewell Station Precinct is the latest tract of land seeded by VicTrack in order to create a mixed-use, people friendly development outcome. Enter Neometro who have taken the...

BKK Architects the latest to enter Doncaster Hill

Doncaster Hill is set to receive another substantial apartment development. 600 Doncaster Road is currently holding at Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit with a full planning permit essentially a formality. Located on a prominent site bound by Elgar Road, Elgar Court and Doncaster Road, the twelve level project sits on the crest of Doncaster Hill and will maintain unfettered views toward Melbourne's CBD. Created by BKK Architects, the project...

54-56 Clarke and 10 Moreland enter the already strong development site field

Earlier in the month Urban Melbourne highlighted the strong field of development sites currently on the market, with a slant toward suburban sites holding sway over inner city offerings. Developers gazes may well be swing back to the inner city with two prime sites offered in the interceding time, will full approvals in tow. 54-56 Clarke Street, Southbank Planning Minster of the day Matthew Guy labelled it "a revolutionary change for the way...

Discussing apartment living with BKK's Simon Knott

Following on from last week's piece on Cirqua comes the second installment of Urban Melbourne's chat with BKK Director Simon Knott encompassing aspects of the practice's work, the lure of apartment living and the ever changing landscape of the apartment market. Laurence Dragomir: We touched on the focus being on the owner occupier market with relation to the Cirqua development, but have you found that coming to the fore in the types of multi-res...
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BKK's Simon Knott talks Cirqua, Ivanhoe East

Designed by BKK Architects, for developer Cubik , Cirqua is located at 206 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East and comprises 44 bespoke and expansive 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which offer owners the choice of one of 36 individually articulated interior floor plans. We have chosen to build Cirqua to this level of design quality because we wanted to have an inherent sense of architectural beauty about it. Jim Fagan, Cubik A key design feature...

BKK's latest far from mundane

Never a firm for bland designs, BKK Architects have unveiled three of their latest creations which are set to grace the Melbourne landscape. Delivering a high level of design diversity, Cirqua Ivanhoe East, Jewell Station and a Fitzroy townhouse project are the latest in a long line of architecturally diverse projects the CBD-based practice has conceived. At varying stages of the development cycle, the three residential projects seek to bring a...

Development & Planning

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 00:00
The proposed changes to the residential zone controls put forward by the Victorian State Government via Amendment VC110 were gazetted on Tuesday. While the amendments effect the General Residential Zone (GRZ), Residential Growth Zone (RGZ), and Mixed Use Zone (MUZ ) it’s the removal of the two-lot subdivision restriction in the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) that is perhaps most notable, effectively increasing development potential in the NRZ.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 00:00
Katrina Raynor , University of Melbourne and Carolyn Whitzman , University of Melbourne The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years .

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:00
Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was the extraordinary projections upon the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Transport & Design

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 00:00
The State Library of Victoria is set to undergo further transformation as part of the library's $88.1 million 2020 Vision. The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall and a number of gallery spaces are set to be reopened to the public as multi-functional spaces after many years behind closed doors.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 13:00
Victoria Walks, a walking promotion charity supported by VicHeath, is leading a crowdsourcing initiative that is supported by the State Government and 14 councils. The campaign aims to collect and analyse opinions on walking right across the Melbourne metropolitan area. The authorities are asking people to indicate their walking safety concerns through an interactive online map on CrowdSpot's platform.