Box Hill stays busy with another major development unveiled

Box Hill stays busy with another major development unveiled
Box Hill stays busy with another major development unveiled

Another Box Hill super site is up for approval with plans unveiled for 837 Whitehorse Road.

Towers of 16, 19 and 29 storeys are on developer Buzy B Pty Ltd's agenda. A secondary approximately 100 metres frontage encompasses 3-5 Poplar Street; the roughly 3,000 square metre corner site has been slated to hold substantial residential, retail, commercial and hotel components.

CHT Architects have designed the tri-towered development, which initially went to planning mid last year and is now available for public viewing.

Box Hill stays busy with another major development unveiled
837 Whitehorse Road's location. Image: CBRE

The existing low-rise building will make way for the towers, with the tallest spanning 104 metres. Included are 273 dwellings consisting of 118 one-bedroom, 140 two-bedroom and 15 three-bedroom apartments located within the taller towers.

49 hotel suites are located in the common podium which spans both residential towers, as is 578 square metres of retail space.

Box Hill's sluggish addition of commercial space over recent years stands to gain with Buzy B Pty Ltd backing plans for an office building taking the prime corner position. The tower's slender profile allows for only 5,979 square metres across 16 storeys.

444 car parking spaces and 176 bicycle parking spaces are included over 6 basement levels.

The application's varied uses will see an array of amenities earmarked for the development, including a spa and pool, yoga room, common areas, function room, kitchen area and business lounge. Dedicated residential communal space totals 820 square metres across levels 4, 16, 21.

Box Hill stays busy with another major development unveiled
An early planning image depicting a taller 837 Whitehorse Road. Planning image: Fender Katdsalidis

837 Whitehorse Road's location will see it abut LongRiver Group's 843 Whitehorse Road which is expected to rise 37 levels. Earlier planning images indicated that 837 Whitehorse Road was to have been Box Hill's tallest, although the development has regressed to the current 104 metre height.

Regardless of 837 Whitehorse Road's final height, it still ranks as amongst Box Hill's tallest buildings.

With its addition to the Project Database, the number of towers in Box Hill above 20 levels and yet to be realised to 10 with another planned for Box Hill Institute's 1000 Whitehorse Road.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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Kim Harris
It should also be noted that these developers are the one's who illegally demolished the heritage pub in Carlton last year, and now trying to escape responsibility through the courts. Extremely unethical business practice!
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