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Bilby's picture
#52

Adrian - yep, that's what I mean. It's a real shame here, too, because that is a sensational large site. Also, where is that fantastic heritage brick wall that runs along Flinders Street in the render? They better not be removing it - it's one of the few wonderful heritage items left in the vicinity of Docklands.

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johnproctor's picture
#53

^ brick wall maintained. There is a cut out near the siddley street traffic signals for vehicle access.

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melbourne's picture
#54

Looks like some kind of work taking place:

DOCKLANDS | Melbourne Quarter | Batman's Hill | 681-701 Collins Street | >160m | Multi Tower | Mixed Use

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Mark Baljak's picture
#55

Lend lease tower kickstarts city project

Lend Lease is forging ahead with a $250 million office tower as part of its $1.5 billion mixed-use project at Batman’s Hill in Melbourne’s CBD.

The project, known as Melbourne Quarter, won master plan approval from the former Victorian government ahead of last year’s state election and the listed developer has now lodged plans for the first commercial tower.

The overall 2.5ha site between Collins and Flinders streets, will include seven towers with about 110,000sq m of office space and about 800 apartments.

Agents JLL and CBRE are assisting Lend Lease in seeking tenants for the first building, to be known as One Melbourne Quarter. The 6 Star Green Star building will have prized Collins Street frontage and offers floor plate sizes of more than 2200sq m across 11 floors.

Managing director of Lend Lease’s urban regeneration business in Australia, Jonathan Emery, said the first of the commercial buildings had been designed with bespoke next generation office design in mind.

Lend Lease will even install a “Sky Park” where workers can operate outside the office.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/lend-lease-tower-kicks...

little bit of activation to the top of both towers

DOCKLANDS | Melbourne Quarter | Batman's Hill | 681-701 Collins Street | >160m | Multi Tower | Mixed Use

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Melbman's picture
#56

More information on the first development:
http://www.melbournequarter.com/~/media/Developments/AU/BH/Documents/Com...

As for this site, I am looking forward to seeing this developed but lets just hope that it is not a let down, especially given the renders all seem to portray a very generic design scheme. It may just be the concept plan, but we will wait and see.

Considering the amount of effort they have gone to with Barangaroo in Sydney, its disappointing that Lend Lease seem to be taking the easy way out on this one.

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Mark Baljak's picture
#57

exponentially better to Collins St

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Laurence Dragomir's picture
#58

Some variance or capping volume to the roofline wouldn't have gone astray.

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melbourne's picture
#59

Signage now up on site:
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Nicholas Harrison's picture
#60

DOCKLANDS | Melbourne Quarter | Batman's Hill | 681-701 Collins Street | >160m | Multi Tower | Mixed Use

DOCKLANDS | Melbourne Quarter | Batman's Hill | 681-701 Collins Street | >160m | Multi Tower | Mixed Use

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Nicholas Harrison's picture
#61

Residential towers will look nothing like the master plan renderings:

Building R1
/ Building Use: Residential Apartments
and Ground Floor Cafe on the public park.
/ No of Floors: 4 level Podium
and 40 level tower.
/ Scale: Approximately 750 one,
two and three bedroom apartments.

Building R2
/ Building Use: Residential Apartments.
/ No of Floors: 4 level Podium
and 40 level tower.
/ Scale: Approximately 750 one,
two and three bedroom apartments.

Building R3
/ Building Use: Residential Apartments.
/ No of Floors: 4 level Podium
and 18 level tower.
/ Scale: Approximately 150 one
and two bedroom apartments.
Podium Car Park
/ Building Use: Car Parking,
Loading and Building Services.
/ No of Floors: 4 levels.
/ Scale: Approximately 300 car parks.

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Danny Boy's picture
#62

Residential towers will look nothing like the master plan renderings:

^ Good to hear, it's such a boring design.

44 Floors for both the taller towers, so around 180-190m?.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture
#63

The two taller residential towers will be 137m high and are located near Flinders Street.

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Danny Boy's picture
#64

Wait a second, Residential, must've glossed over that.

I thought this was an Office tower development?

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3000's picture
#65

Have they taken away the office towers? If so then wow, no office towers getting off the ground recently.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture
#66

Four office buildings and three residential buildings.

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Mark Baljak's picture
#67

Lend Lease launches micro-apartments in Melbourne Quarter project
AFR

Lend Lease will pilot new micro-style apartments as small as 25 square metres as it forges ahead with the residential stage of its $1.5 billion Melbourne Quarter project.

The property giant this week lodged plans for three residential towers that will deliver 1600 apartments at the project in the Batman's Hill section of Docklands, on the edge of the old city grid.

If approved, one of the buildings will include a pilot offer of four small apartments, ranging in size between 25 sq m to 33 sq m.

Lend Lease's micro move comes as the debate over affordability and apartment design gains momentum in Melbourne, where the state government is looking at how to set minimum standards.

Planning Minister Richard Wynne has indicated his focus is more about apartment amenity – access to air and light – rather than just floorplate size.

The residential phase of Melbourne Quarter has been designed by prominent architects Fender Katsalidis and will include two 40-level apartment towers along Flinders Street.

A third mid-rise tower of 18 levels will face a new public square at the centre of the 2.5 hectare site. Already Lend Lease has lodged plans for the first $250 million commercial tower. In all, seven towers are expected at Melbourne Quarter.

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Melbman's picture
#68

With all the talk that there are too many small apartments around, there must be demand for them if developers continue to chase this space of the market.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture
#69

This hurts...

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Andrew Mck's picture
#70

What really hurts is the overly conservative approach this state has towards building designs.
I don't ever envision a design like that to be approved in Melbourne in my lifetime at the very least

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#71

^^ I think you're wrong there.

The nearly completed Comprehensive Cancer Centre is of a similar style, just not of the same scale as the Norman Foster design in Nick's image.

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Laurence Dragomir's picture
#72

ARUP have signed up for space in this.

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melbourne's picture
#73

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melbourne's picture
#74

Lendlease signs on Arup for $1.9 billion Melbourne Quarter

Lendlease has moved a step closer to kicking off its $1.9 billion Melbourne Quarter project, signing on engineering heavyweight Arup as the first tenant in the first tower.

To be known as One Melbourne Quarter, the 25,000-square-metre tower will be the first of seven commercial and residential buildings proposed in the urban regeneration project.

The 2.5-hectare site runs between Collins and Flinders streets on the edge of the old city grid, within the Batman's Hill precinct as Collins Street extends into Docklands.

The 6-star Green Star building will have frontage on Collins Street, with floor plates of 2000 sqm or more.

Arup will take up three floors, relocating from a number of locations including Charter Hall's Orica House at 1 Nicholson Street.

Lendlease's managing director for urban regeneration, Jonathan Emery, said the new offices will incorporate flexible workspaces.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/real-estate/lendlease-signs-on-arup-for-19-billion-me...
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. guyzone's picture
#75

those norman foster towers look fantastic

imagine them at fishermans bend near a new crown complx casino

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Mark Baljak's picture
#76

^^ yeah would have been a boost that Docklands needed, a nice design drawcard

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