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CBD | VU Tower | 364-378 Lt Lonsdale | 30L | 135m | Mixed Use

Mark Baljak's picture
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30L
135m
Mixed Use
Jackson Architecure

masterplan

One of the best tower applications i've seen, should get approved easily.

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Dean's picture

It's certainly a fat bastard.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

I love it

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Bronteboy's picture

I think Daryl Jackson's have excelled themselves here, particularly as a response to the limitations of the site. The thing is they have differentiated the high rise so well from the surrounding commercial buildings and apartments towers. Both elegant and appealing - assuming all goes well, it could just be the best-looking new building in the CBD IMO.

I've been thinking on this building for the past 24 hours and just get more pleased about it. It's a ripper!

onwards and upwards

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matt drysdale's picture
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Laurence Dragomir's picture

Cheers Matt and welcome aboard.

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Alastair Taylor's picture

additional images @ http://office-for-collective-design.com/#DESIGN-JA

Awesome, thanks - and as above, welcome!

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Mark Baljak's picture

APPROVED

A whole new storey or two for old clinic

July 5, 2013

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/a-whole-new-storey-or-two-for-old-clin...

The site of a historic women's venereal disease clinic in Little Lonsdale Street will be reborn as a 32-storey ''vertical campus'' for Victoria University, the latest tower proposal approved by the state government.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy said the redevelopment, expected to cost about $100 million, would enable more than 25,000 students to attend the university, and was in keeping with the heritage value of the site.

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Chris Peska's picture

Great news! Certainly going to add a bit of foot traffic to the area and really add to the skyline! Awesome :)

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

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Glennwilson's picture

You'd have to say that blanking out the Brady Apt eastern wall is the best outcome!

Shame about the loss of their views though...:)

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Bronteboy's picture

Hooray. This building is almost as handsome as me!

onwards and upwards

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@Melbourne_3000's picture

Gosh guys I don't know about this one.
Seems a bit ugly to me.
However, great for the Uni to be getting a new building.

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Rohan Storey's picture

Any news on this one ?

Lookingupatbuildings

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Mark Baljak's picture

It'd just about due for a permit extension I'm guessing

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Mark Baljak's picture

Test rig onsite, maybe this one might come through yet

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pdoff's picture

oh.. yes please!

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Les Whyte's picture

I was recently thinking why we have not heard anything about the VU tower, and wondering if this was either cancelled or still going ahead.

I sure like the look and design of the VU tower and now that there is a test rig onsite, it is about to finally get underway let’s hope so yes please build it.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

This has gone out to tender

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3000's picture

This looks like a gaming PC. I am interested in some more renders

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Mark Baljak's picture

Ivory tower is $400m in property gold for ISPT

Super fund investor and developer ISPT has emerged as the frontrunner to take up a $400 million project quietly being put together in the centre of Melbourne by Victoria University.

The university's ambitious plan has been taking shape for some time now.

Victoria University has submitted development proposals on both sites for major towers that would rise beside the heritage buildings, close to the courts and the former Royal Mint.

One of the proposals, for a 32-storey tower with 43,000 sq m of space on Little Lonsdale Street, was approved in 2013, then given an extension of time at the end of last year.

The second is a spectacular cantilevered building rising above the land titles office, The 17-level tower design by John Wardle Architects was submitted just before Christmas.

ISPT is understood to be in pole position to take the project, from a shortlist that included listed fund manager Charter Hall and infrastructure investment firm Plenary.

It is understood the deal could have elements of a mini-PPP style project, with the university becoming a long-term tenant in at least one of the two towers.

That would fulfil the uni's long-held desire to consolidate its city campuses into one shining educational facility.

http://www.afr.com/street-talk/ivory-tower-is-400m-in-property-gold-for-...

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Wesley Z's picture

Hi folks, I dun think this building gonna been built, probably just a blueprint. Already 5 years since it was approved, nothing happened until now. Even no further news on uni website

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