Daniel Besen partners with Fridcorp for North Melbourne apartment project

Daniel Besen partners with Fridcorp for North Melbourne apartment project
Daniel Besen partners with Fridcorp for North Melbourne apartment project

Property developer Fridcorp, together with long-standing joint venture partner Daniel Besen and Wingate, has secured approval for its $65 million residential project in North Melbourne’s Arden Urban Renewal precinct.

Located at 3 and 515 Shiel Street, a nine level apartment tower will be built on a 1,310 sqm site.

It will comprise 90 one, two and three bedroom apartments, with 70 basement car parks and a residents-only rooftop terrace with views of the CBD skyline and Royal Park.

Melbourne architecture firm Elenberg Fraser have been commissioned to design the building and its interiors.

The site was purchased from Spec Property in early March 2016 for $7 million.

The project is scheduled to launch in September 2018, with construction expected to commence in the first quarter of 2019.

Paul Fridman, Fridcorp founder and director, says the company is pleased to receive planning approval for the Shiel Street project which will contribute to the urban renewal of the inner-city growth area.

“North Melbourne is a new market for Fridcorp but, together with Daniel Besen and Wingate, we saw an opportunity with the Victorian Planning Authority’s proposed Arden precinct to deliver quality medium-density housing in Melbourne’s inner-ring that will provide long-term investment potential and growth for owner-occupiers and investors.

 “Over the coming decades, the already thriving area will undergo significant urban regeneration and it is anticipated to be a base for 34,000 jobs and 15,000 residents by 2051 and medium-density housing is required to address the needs of this growing population.

"The VPA’s framework for Arden, including Diverse housing, a lively public realm, green spaces and improved connectivity with the new Arden Station, will help ensure the success of this new residential and commercial precinct which will become a thriving suburb on the footstep of the city.”

Led by the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) on behalf of the Victorian Government, Arden is located on 55 hectares of land between Macaulay Road, Dryburgh Street and the Upfield Rail Corridor in North Melbourne, and will be a major new commercial and residential precinct.

Arden Station is being built as part of the Metro Tunnel and is due to open by 2026, making North Melbourne one stop from the CBD.

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