The Block 2020 confirmed for bayside Brighton

The Block 2020 confirmed for bayside Brighton
The Block 2020 confirmed for bayside Brighton

The 16th season of Channel Nine's hit renovation show The Block will be shot in the affluent bayside suburb of Brighton.

Blockheads might find themselves building a home from scratch for the first time in The Block's history.

Nine's production company spent $14.96 million on the 2,770 sqm site of the demolished former Andrina Private Nursing home just off Brighton's Golden Mile. It was bought from Nick Williams, son of horse trainer Lloyd Williams.

Williams had plans for 13 townhouses on the block (below).

The Block 2020 confirmed for bayside Brighton

There was a similar purchase in Elsternwick a few years ago where a former nursing home turned vacant block was purchased and old weatherboard homes were relocated on to the site for the contestants to renovate.

Speculation suggests they will be doing the same again.

No doubt spin king Shane Warne will take a sticky beak once the properties are finished.

He's been dipping in and out of the Brighton market for the last decades, sometimes buying the same home twice.

Rumours a few months ago were that Warne was set to flip his current Brighton home, which might pave the way for a celebrity purchase.

It was no third year in a row for the rejuvenated St Kilda.

Two of St Kilda's most iconic buildings, The Gatwick and The Oslo Hotel have been the scene of the last two Block series, with The Oslo Hotel terraces set to go under the hammer in a few weeks.

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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