Development

Heidelberg; the quiet achiever apartment market ticks over once more

Heidelberg will soon enough host another apartment building, the latest in the suburb's subdued yet steady accumulation of higher density living projects. Fresh to market is Martin & Powlett which will add 121 new apartments to a pocket of Heidelberg opposite the Austin Hospital. Championed by Blue Earth Group, the proposal was not without its challenges at planning, eventually receiving the nod at Banyule City Council. Local action group...

Silk One secures Woolloongabba's best seat in the house

Woolloongabba will soon have a new addition, with Silk One the latest project to announce itself in the surging inner Brisbane suburb. The new tower will also feature a design first for Brisbane, boasting the city’s only rooftop Skystand which will include tiered seating and unobstructed views over The Gabba’s stadium. The project has been designed by Nettletontribe Architects, with Sarazin and Southlake Group also backing the project. Silk One'...

Stocktake: 1590 Melbourne projects on the project database

Time for a quick stocktake. As of the 14th of May, there were 1590 Melbourne projects on the project database with a total 145,694 dwellings contained within them. This represents an average of 91 units per project across metropolitan Melbourne. In two and a half years the number of projects in Melbourne with 4 or less floors has doubled, and then some. Back in November 2015, there were 208 projects with a floor count or 4 or less with a sum...

OSK Property pushes a living aspect not normally associated with Southbank

Think Southbank and invariably images of skyscrapers...and high-rise apartment living come to mind. Podium living is not necessarily on the agenda for much of the suburb, given less sophisticated designs of the past and the less than ideal ground conditions which necessitate car parking above ground level. So it is somewhat of a surprise that the developer behind Southbank's Melbourne Square development is championing the living credentials of...

Gamuda Land settles on 661 Chapel Street, launches penthouse

Gamuda Berhad through its local arm Gamuda Land has recently settled its first flagship Australian development at 661 Chapel St, South Yarra. 661 Chapel St represents the group’s first foray into the Australian market and the Bird de le Coeur designed development comprises 116 apartments across 30 levels with views tht extend over the heritage-listed Melbourne High School, the Yarra River and beyond to the Melbourne CBD skyline. Believing in the...

Docklands hits new a milestone while work starts on The Market

Melbourne's Docklands has hit a new milestone with over 1,000,000 square metres of commercial floor space either built or under construction. The big numbers continue with 10,000 apartments having been completed or are under construction and 170,000 square metres of retail space as well as 60,000 square metres of hotel space having been delivered in the precinct. Development Victoria expects the entire Docklands redevelopment zone to be '...

FIFTEEN85 is Fishermans Bend's first major launch of 2018

Against a backdrop of planning uncertainty, delayed projects and legal wrangling, Singapore-based developer Chip Eng Seng Corporation is pushing through with Fishermans Bend's first tower launch for the year. Having taken the sprawling near 6,000 square metre site off fellow developer BPM's hands, Chip Eng Seng Corporation is utilising local development arm CEL Australia (CES Gladstone) to push on with the marketing of the project's first stage...

Bridge Road's latest development complete, what next for the rising apartment strip

The completion of Dux Richmond Hill in recent days has added further weight to the strip's diversification away from being predominantly a retail zone. In recent years Urban Melbourne has looked at the strip's retail woes , potential solutions in fixing the faltering strip and its drift toward apartment development . Dux Richmond Hill at 153-177 Bridge Road has added a further 175 apartments, placing it as Bridge road's second largest apartment...

John Holland to build the new Victorian Heart Hospital

The design of the new Victorian Heart Hospital project has been unveiled and a builder has appointed to construct the project located within Monash University's Clayton campus. The $543 million joint venture design from Brisbane-native firm Conrad Gargett and local outfit John Wardle Architects will be built by John Holland with works expected to commence by the end of the year. As its name suggests, the hospital's focus is on cardiovascular...

Alke adds to City of Monash's multibillion dollar construction boom

Another big ticket development has rolled into construction, increasing the already impressive tally of sizeable projects at construction within the City of Monash which amount to billions of dollars of investment within the municipality. Residential project Alke's commencement has boosted the already diverse big-ticket construction list within Monash. Commercial, residential, educational, aged care, large-scale retail and health builds are on...

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