As stated by Nick in the Docklands thread, the 2nd stage of the LaCrosse development on LaTrobe Street will now be known as M Docklands. http://www.mdocklands.com.au/
Last pic makes it seem shorter than tower one. I thought they were replicas of each other?
Originally they were the same in terms of aesthetics but the western tower was always supposed to be the taller of the 2.
That last render doesn't look quite right as it suggests MDock is significantly shorter when really it's only 3-storeys.
This one is out to tender, here's a video
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Changed the link, should work now
Construction to commence early next year and will include Peppers Docklands hotel.
New five-star hotel for Melbourne's Docklands
Melbourne's "mini" hotel boom is set to continue with the Mantra Group announcing it will open a luxury Peppers-branded property in Docklands in 2015.
The five-star hotel will include an on-site restaurant, pool, gym and lobby with 24-hour reception and full-service concierge.
The 68-room hotel will be part of the $300 million M Docklands project at 677 La Trobe Street, adjacent to gate seven at Etihad Stadium.
Apart from the hotel, M Docklands includes residential apartments, serviced offices and shops. It is being developed by Capital Alliance Docklands, an entity controlled by Morry Schwartz and the Halim family.
"We are experts in this field. We have 30 Peppers properties around Australia but this is our first entree into Melbourne. We do focus extremely heavily on our food and wine experiences."
Peppers Docklands is one of several new hotels announced or opened recently in Melbourne.
read more: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/new-fivestar-hotel-for-melbournes-docklands-20131111-2xavn.html
^^ Looks like Docklands is going to be the place to eat out with this sort of offering.
This might be best in the main docklands thread, but it does bring up an interesting question for the town planners. What is the best ratio between hotels/serviced apartments, long term residents and commercial space that docklands should be aiming for?
Will having a large portion of people on holidays/travelling for work effect the general vibe of the area? I have seen times when walking around New Quay with 20 drunks all squeezed onto a balcony yelling at people down below...
I personally don't mind the hotels, but think that they need to be well separated from the other residents of the building (like in the keys). Also think that New Quay and this part of docklands needs to start focusing on more commercial buildings now to bring some balance.
I think that commercial balance will come to this side of Etihad once the likes of 695 LaTrobe, 1000LaTrobe and 699LaTrobe get underway.
However at the moment those developments are competing with the likesof Collins Square, Victoria Harbour and soon LL's Batman's Hill. I think the Harbour Esplanade redevelopment will go a long way to improving the general vibe of the area.
Good news Re the Peppers hotel. Should be another great addition to the area.
Still get the feeling though that the area needs an attraction to bring people there across all hours of the day and evening. Not exactly sure what that would be, but more food and beverage outlets in a city full of them is hardly a recipe for success to rely on. Commercial, hotel and Resi is a good start though to work from.
Docklands hotel sector rises
A hotel accommodation sector is rapidly emerging in Melbourne’s Docklands, which could finally see the oft-criticised precinct develop a heartbeat after dark.
Three new hotels – part of half a billion dollars worth of residential projects – are rising up around Etihad Stadium and will provide nearly 450 rooms by 2016. Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy called it “the next incarnation” of Melbourne’s biggest urban regeneration project.
“It’s a hugely positive outcome and will help Docklands’ transformation into a truly mixed-use precinct,” he told The Australian Financial Review.
The latest announced project is a 68-room, five-star apartment hotel next to Etihad Stadium at 677 LaTrobe Street that will open in 2015. It will be managed by hotel group Mantra under its Peppers brand and will form part of M Docklands, a $100 million 18-storey residential tower being developed by Capital Alliance Docklands, an entity controlled by Melbourne developers Morry Schwartz and the Halim family.
The other hotel in development is the $300 million The Altus project at Digital Harbour, featuring a 281-room hotel within a 37-level residential tower, to be managed by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group under its PARKROYAL brand. Digital Harbour is controlled by a group of Melbourne investors including the Liberman family and Qualitas.
They will complement the recently opened $60 million Sebel Melbourne Docklands within MAB Corporation’s The Quays towers, featuring 96 rooms and managed by Accor.
Out to tender
Construction commencing in 2 weeks
Looks good, any idea who's building this one?
Looks like it will be too close to tower one.
The first tower's residents will lose their view of the harbour by the look of it.
I believe Hamilton Marino got this.
^ HM have kicked on in the last year or so. Guilfoyle and McIver working onsite today
Looks like work is about to begin:
Ryan,l still cannot view your 2 photos that you posted on this thread yesterday, using my desk-top computer with window's 7 64 bit.
^^ Hey BLUEY66 your not the only one, check out explanation:
It appears that Ryan is using a new host that's unresponsive.
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The residents in tower 1 would've/should've known this all along...... We did.
working on an rdo