Southbank

Southbank's Boyd Park moves a step closer

The City of Melbourne's Boyd Park concept plan is a step closer to being realised with Melbourne City Council via its Future (Planning) Committee forum, endorsing the scheme and resolving to issue a Planning Permit. To facilitate the project, demolition of the former school building fronting Balston Street will need to occur allowing Council to upgrade the landscaping and expand the existing Boyd Community Hub into Kavanagh Street. The structure...

Soil turns on Stage 1 of Melbourne Square as piling nears completion

Urban Melbourne was on hand late last week for the soil turning ceremony for the first stage of OSK Property's $2.8bn Melbourne Square project, which marked the official commencement of construction by head contractor Multiplex. Designed by Cox Architecture, Melbourne Square is one of the largest development projects in Victoria, and will feature six mixed-use towers of varying heights and programme, in addition to a new 3,700 sqm public park...

Peppers' Southbank intentions subside as 64-68 Clarendon listed for sale

Melbourne's sparkling hotel sector may have taken a dent, as plans for mantra Group's second Melbourne Peppers outlet at 64-68 Clarendon Street look to have faltered. The corner block development site has been listed for sale with South Melbourne-based Dixon Kestles, with no mention of the proposed Peppers-branded hotel which was to have opened during February next year. Rather Dixon Kestles note the project as simply having a permit in place...

Southbank's largest development gains some retail clout

A new 3,800 square metre dual-level Woolworths is headed for Southbank. Melbourne Square will host the Woolworths as part of a larger 6,000 square metre retail zone that will feature shopping, dining and cafe facilities in a European-inspired, piazza-style setting. As Southbank’s first full-line supermarket, it will also go some way to alleviating the needs of the hundreds of new residents that move into the high-density suburb each year. Stage...

City of Melbourne's Concept Designs for Boyd Park revealed

This Tuesday the City of Melbourne's Councillors will consider a plan for a new 5,000 sqm urban park for Southbank - the municipality’s most densely populated suburb - which has the least amount of public open space per person in the City of Melbourne. The $3.5m Boyd Park Concept Plan aims to "create a backyard" for Southbank residents and to provide flexible and playful spaces that support a range of activities. The concept plan builds on Boyd’...

City Road scores an altogether questionable design

The construction contract for InterContinental Hotels Group's new Southbank Holiday Inn Express at 35-47 City Road has been awarded to Hickory; it becomes Hickory's fourth Melbourne high-rise project to utilise the construction method. An 18-month construction timeline is planned for the tower which is expected to be complete by September 2019. Hickory have previously utilised the construction method on another hotel, that being Peppers Kings...

Builder ABD Group adds another 500 dwellings to its books

Three new projects will appear across Melbourne under the guidance of builder ABD Group. Among them is the firm's tallest build to date, whilst a further two projects will bolster ABD Group's already extensive credentials in the apartment sector. Combined the three secured acquired builds will add in excess of 500 apartments and serviced apartments to the builder's portfolio, just as ABD Group approached the finish line for a number of other...

The 'Unconquered Sun' of Southbank goes up for sale

The tower dubbed 'Sol Invictus' may not have been conquered, but it is for sale. Long after the initial media blitz extolling the virtues of the tower, going hand in hand with an explanation of its name, the now approved 48 Moray Street has been handed to Colliers. The agent along with ICR Property Group have been tasked with securing a new owner for the 1,173.5sqm site, which was granted approval during July. At stake is the right to develop...

City of Melbourne provides conditional support for Southbank high-rise

During its monthly meeting on Tuesday night, the City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne (Planning Committee) has resolved to provide its support for a 48-storey tower at 56-62 Clarendon Street. The current Europcar car hire and workshop on site will be replaced by a 161m tower accommodating 208 apartments and 128 serviced apartments atop a six storey podium. The site has previously had approval for a silver Elenberg Fraser designed tower from 2013...

58 Southbank Boulevard: The making of the 3D render

When The Graphical Thread was asked to produce 3D marketing imagery for CBRE’s latest project, my first thought was how are we going to make this building shine in one of Melbourne’s densest city blocks. Flagship at 58 Southbank Boulevard, sometimes referred to as 118 City Road, is located close to Eureka Tower and the under construction Australia 108 building. Not to mention the approved One Queensbridge, a Crown Casino 6 star luxury hotel...

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Development & Planning

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00
The City of Melbourne's Boyd Park concept plan is a step closer to being realised with Melbourne City Council via its Future (Planning) Committee forum, endorsing the scheme and resolving to issue a Planning Permit.

Transport & Design

MCG redevelopment, Jolimont railyards, Fed Square East, Jolimont rail corridor deck
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 00:00
A topic which rears its head at least once a year is the decking of the Jolimont railyards as a means of providing a stronger connection between the Melbourne CBD and the Yarra River, while adding to the city's open space network.