Nylex site finally gets chance to proceed in leaps and bounds

Nylex site finally gets chance to proceed in leaps and bounds
Nylex site finally gets chance to proceed in leaps and bounds

Caydon's $1 billion redevelopment of Melbourne’s landmark 1960s Nylex clock site is a step closer after the developer secured Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal approval for its second stage.

It includes a revised plan for a 15-storey apartment building to be erected at the Gough Street CREMORNE mini-suburb site.

A 14-storey building will also be built, with the total redevelopment to consist of three significant buildings.

Nylex site finally gets chance to proceed in leaps and bounds

Nine of the site’s original 16 silos will be retained as part of the redevelopment, including adaptation for use as a hotel, art gallery, wellness centre and a visitor centre.

The iconic Nylex clock will tell the time once again after it is restored and reinstated over the new development with what has been dubbed the Malt District.

Caydon's Joe Russo has welcomed the decision.

The VCAT decision referred to the proposal as a “seductive, sophisticated and subtle design."

Nylex site finally gets chance to proceed in leaps and bounds

It was 2014 when the set was purchased by Caydon for $38 million.

Caydon owned next door, once occupied by Beaver Plastics, taking their holding to around 1.6 hectares.

The site has been part of Melbourne’s brewing history since the late 1800s.

The 11,340 square metre site had previously attracted interest from developers when restoration projects were proposed in 2002 and 2004. 

The Nylex Clock featured in Paul Kelly’s late 1980s song 'Leaps and Bounds', with the band filmed performing on top of the tower.

Nylex site finally gets chance to proceed in leaps and bounds

This week the City of Yarra Mayor Daniel Nguyen said it was disappointing that Council’s concerns about the scale of the Nylex site development were not reflected in VCAT’s final decision.

Stage one is progressing with prices in the Coppins Corner building starting from $496,000 for its one bedroom apartments; two bedroom apartments from $660,000, three bedroom apartments from $1,242,000 and SOHO apartments from $1,570,500.

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