Maribyrnong achieves a number of significant development milestones

Maribyrnong achieves a number of significant development milestones
Maribyrnong achieves a number of significant development milestones

Maribyrnong is increasingly taking some of Footscray's limelight in terms of development activity throughout Melbourne's western suburbs, which flows all the way to the creation of a new 5 star hotel.

Edgewater Estate within Maribyrnong is clear to host the suburbs first high-end hotel. Late last year Council voted in favour of a new eight-storey hotel and apartment extension above the stalled Club Edgewater project at 31 Edgewater Boulevard.

Architects Hachem describe the project as a 5-star luxury hotel, which is a far cry from its original intended purpose as a licensed gaming facility under the guidance of the Western Buildings. That particular build stalled as a result of the partnership between the developer and sporting club falling through.

Maribyrnong achieves a number of significant development milestones
31 Edgewater Boulevard currently makes for a sorry state.

Originally slated for 10 levels, but reduced during the planning process to dual 8 level buildings above a common podium, 31 Edgewater Boulevard is expected to accommodate roughly 60-70 hotel suites within its unique exterior. Also present is a function room, restaurant, bar, cocktail lounge, cinema and pool for hotel residents, plus an additional pool, cinema, retail spaces and a commercial gym for residents and guests alike.

Hachem's finish for the building includes grey and gold tinted glazing shrouded by polycarbonate louvers. Edgewater's prospective hotel may in time join Quest who have taken a considerable presence nearby at 2 Wests Road.

Maribyrnong achieves a number of significant development milestones
Imagery of a completed Quest Maribyrnong apartment. Image: Quest

The first hotel/serviced apartment operator of any note with Maribyrnong, Quest serviced apartments will include 78 keys over 8 levels and will adjoin Summus Apartments. Quest is slated to open on July 2nd.

The Quest portion of the entire development has been offered for sale with JLL handling the transaction; Quest has committed to Maribyrnong for a 15 year period with rolling 5-year options thereafter.

Incidentally, Summus Apartments and Marque Maribyrnong have topped out simultaneously, ushering in the structural completion of the suburb's first two high-rise apartment buildings. Summus is in the hands of Brady Group who is acting as head contractor, whilst Marque is under the control of developer and builder JMC Group.

Maribyrnong achieves a number of significant development milestones
Marque and Summus are now structurally complete.

These two projects along Wests Road are at the periphery of what will likely over time become an expansive high-density enclave. Urban Melbourne covered Maribyrnong's prospects of heading toward a higher density outcome here.

With the likelihood of further sites bound by Wests Road and Rosamond Road heading toward residential outcomes, development sites in the precinct have also become more prevalent. Currently, 8 Sloane Street is up for sale and follows on from the recent sale of 151-153 Rosamond Road.

Both sites are under the guidance of Savills and are zoned mixed-use, with both touted as capable of accommodating developments in excess of 10 levels.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

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Maribyrnong Apartments Hotels Hachem Savills Quest JMC Group Orion International Group

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