168 posts in this thread / 0 new
Last post


Alastair Taylor's picture
RICHMOND + CREMORNE | 3121 | Projects
johnproctor's picture

phone was dead so couldn't take a photo but Dimmey's demolition is really progressing - seemed like no roof across the whole building and the south-west corner walls were pretty much demolished (note that that wall was a 1980's addition and not heritage its where the residential carpark will be and also where the tower will be).

does anyone know what the Hacer site is on Church Street opposite William Street, the Ped lights, or the xerox building i.e. where Plush Sofa used to be... bloody big site and looks like they are digging out a basement level.

also worth noting that the CHannel 9 site is well into construciton... I went to the GRand yesterday and looking down some of hte streets to the east of burnley it looks like the townhouses are well into construction and there have been a couple of cranes there for a few months so I imagine the apartments are going ok too.

Mark Baljak's picture

^^ 511 Church St office block

Cirque completed a few weeks ago

Bosisto on Bridge, 3 East and Abacus to the rear

3 East


Mark Baljak's picture

Time stands still for the clock on the silo

Grand, but guarded, plans to build a $200 million village on the substantial parcel of land around Richmond's heritage-listed Nylex clock have stalled.

Last October Planning Minister Matthew Guy and then premier Ted Baillieu announced the clock would be the centrepiece of a plan to include retail space around a public plaza and offices incorporated into historic buildings.

A second stage could result in demolition of the 12-level silos under the Nylex sign to make way for two apartment towers, possibly rising more than 20-levels. The clock could sit atop a new tower.
Hengyi Australia chairwoman Min Wang.

Hengyi Australia chairwoman Min Wang. Photo: Jesse Marlow

The owner, represented through Hede Architects' Rick Tanti, would not comment specifically about the proposal, branded Richmond Malt.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/time-stands-still-for-the-clo...

Mark Baljak's picture


Mark Baljak's picture

crane base installation for 511 Church

Mark Baljak's picture

looks like a redesign for 203 Burnley Street, currently before VCAT

Mark Baljak's picture

coles richmond approved

In March 2013, VCAT directed Council to issue Coles Property Group an amended permit for a maximum 11 storey redevelopment of Richmond Plaza (271 Bridge Road), subject to a number of changes.

Council had approved an application for the major residential and retail redevelopment of Richmond Plaza in August 2012, but had attached a number of conditions to the proposal, including cutting three storeys from applicant Coles Property Group’s initial plans that would have reduced the maximum building height from 12 to nine storeys.

end result will still basically look like this

Mark Baljak's picture

'Unbelievable' Guy goes into reverse

June 22, 2013

Marc Pallisco

Planning Minister Matthew Guy stands accused of ''unbelievable'' behaviour for reversing a call on a 21-level apartment project he asked to be developed at one of Richmond's most prominent sites.

In an unusual public airing of the ministerial planning process as it happens behind closed doors, Caydon managing director Joe Russo said he withdrew plans for a 12-level office building two years ago to redesign the new building to a height and use suggested by the state government.

Caydon's proposed development would replace factories on the former Beaver Plastics industrial plant at 17-21 Harcourt Parade, abutting the Monash Freeway.

It would temporarily dwarf the neighbouring (approximate 12-level high) silos that support the Nylex clock. Two towers rising up to 20 levels are mooted to replace the silos, with the Nylex sign to be refitted atop one of them.

Mr Russo said his company was happy to build a 12-level residential building on the Harcourt Parade site.

''I understand development ideals change, but after two years of waiting and not to gain the permit for a height the government specifically requested, or even a 12-storey residential permit, is unbelievable. The proposal would provide economic stimulus,'' Mr Russo said.

A spokeswoman for Mr Guy said the minister ultimately refused the developer's request to override the council and approve a high-rise project.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/unbelievable-guy-goes-into-re...

Paul_D's picture

Not much left of Dimmeys really

Mark Baljak's picture

Developer dumps plan for Richmond
July 10, 2013

A company owned by the powerful Inge family has abandoned plans to develop a prime Richmond site and will take it to market after securing a planning permit.

Zig Inge, founder of the retirement living company Zig Inge Group, and his son, joint managing director Peter Inge, bought the sizeable property south of the Victoria Gardens shopping centre for $8.42 million in mid-2009. They now expect to sell it for more than $13 million after receiving a permit to build a major mixed-use project.

The 5178-square-metre site, which fronts Appleton, Doonside and David streets, will be home to 189 apartments, 19 townhouses and 850 sq m of commercial space.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/developer-dumps-plan-for-rich...

Nicholas Harrison's picture

VCAT has refused 203-213 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Importantly the tribunal found that the site was suitbale for a development over 6 storeys high but that this particular design was inadequate.

While our emphasis in this analysis has been about the quality of design and overall outcome that the policy envisages if one intends to go above 5-6 storeys, we note that many of the concerns we have expressed would have equally applied to a development at 5-6 storeys. That is, this building does not fail simply because it does not exceed the standard of acceptability we expect to occur in order to achieve a building which is higher than policy encourages. Instead, it is our view that this design does not even get to that level of acceptability that is reasonably expected from any urban consolidation proposal that comes before this Tribunal.

We agree with both Council and the Permit Applicant that this large, strategic redevelopment site can accommodate a building of more than 5 or 6 storeys in height but, if this is to occur, the design response needs to offer more than it presently does.

Mark Baljak's picture

511 church


Mark Baljak's picture

last stage of A Place To Live released


think the pool is that of the existing building that looks over the park

Peter Maltezos's picture

A Place To Live is exceptional and this last piece of the complex will provide the icing on the cake.  yes

I collect, therefore I am.

Alastair Taylor's picture

Absolutely, have a look at the treatment of the intersection / street-level - absolutely superb

Chris Peska's picture

Fantastic. Agreed with Alastair on street activation. Well done.

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

Mark Baljak's picture

Capital Gain - not sure if three levels constitutes a tower....

Local developer Vicland is making a habit of buying big development sites from vendors who had earlier failed to get permitted projects off the ground.

This time, near the North Richmond train station, the developer has taken control of a $120 million apartment project set to replace a former factory and adjoining block between 4-14 Garfield Street, in a neglected but well-positioned industrial pocket.

Vicland's proposed 160-unit project will include two towers, of three and nine levels.

MelbourneGuy's picture

Good to see kitchens with proper food preparation benches included.

Mark Baljak's picture

511 church street (hacer)

Mark Baljak's picture

former dev site at 63-65 swan st now seeking to become a diner - developer given up on this one completely

Mark Baljak's picture

The Bowery

3 East - unitised building

Mark Baljak's picture

completion this month next year...soon to start

Mark Baljak's picture

dimmeys redevelopment

Botanicca 8 office complex recently finished

Mark Baljak's picture

i see hayball have designed another state-of-the-art prison, mmm maybe not

Mark Baljak's picture

next phase of Botanicca Richmond - dual building 15000sqm office complex