New apartments to hit St Kilda as Gamuda Land lodge $78 million mixed-use tower plans

The plans for 78 St Kilda Road are for an 18-level building with 78 apartments designed by Bayley Ward Architects
New apartments to hit St Kilda as Gamuda Land lodge $78 million mixed-use tower plans
Render of the proposed development
Alison Warters January 17, 2023

Malaysian property developer Gamuda Land is continuing to expand it's foothold in the Melbourne apartment market.

Gamuda Land, led by CEO Ngan Chee Meng, have lodged plans for a new mixed-use St Kilda development at 95 St Kilda Road.

Gamuda Land have previously developed 661 Chapel Street in South Yarra and recently secured a 2,600 sqm site in Fishermans Bend, where they are plotting a 200-apartment, mixed-use tower.

The plans for 78 St Kilda Road are for an 18-level building with 78 apartments designed by Bayley Ward Architects. There will be a ground floor co-working space and a cafe tenancy.

Bayley Ward have drawn inspiration from the local heritage of St Kilda.

In their design submission to the Port Phillip Council, Bayley Ward described the proposal as "A living breathing building with a green vertical spine, connecting residents from ground fl oor to a communal landscaped rooftop garden."

New apartments to hit St Kilda as Gamuda Land lodge $78 million mixed-use tower plansRender of the proposed St Kilda Rd development. 

The tower will be broken down in 10 one-bedroom apartments, 29 two-bedders and 39 three-bedroom units. 

A penthouse is set to spread across the 16th and 17th floors. The lower level will have two-bedrooms, a living area, laundry, and two bathrooms, while the upper level comprises the master suite, as well as kitchen, living and dining areas. The penthouse will also include a private rooftop terrace, with 170 sqm of open space. That will connect to the communal rooftop space. 

A central building atrium will be located across the first floor, providing 297 sqm of communal, in addition to a communal rooftop terrace, which will include a community vegetable patch. 

The development will boast a fossil-free status, with the sustainable design running on 100 per cent renewable energy supply.

HIP V Hype were in charge of the sustainable elements of the project.

"95 St Kilda Road brings high quality, sustainable apartment living to St Kilda," the planning submission documents noted.

New apartments to hit St Kilda as Gamuda Land lodge $78 million mixed-use tower plansRender of the proposed St Kilda Rd development. 

"In collaboration with Bayley Ward, this high exposure site on St Kilda road provides highly efficient dwellings, coupled with 100% renewable energy supply, in a fossil-fuel free development.

"On-site solar photovoltaic electricity generation complements this efficiency and zero-carbon energy commitment.

"The design responses detailed in this SMP effectively integrate sustainability for this project, and will deliver occupant-focussed spaces, reductions in carbon emissions associated with electricity and transportation, improve resource efficiency, minimising impact and enhancing natural systems consistent with climate resilient principles."

Tract have handled the landscaping of the project, noting their landscape design will aim to provide a green overlay to the built form with an abundance of planting including vines, ferns and trees that are suited to the micro-climate of the various external spaces.

"The planting will cool the innercity urban environment and provide a lush and welcoming environment. The landscape will provide numerous high quality communal spaces that are designed to encourage social connection between the residents of the development."

The project is expected to launch to the market later this year.

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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