Vicinity secures approval for first stage of Box Hill Central redevelopment

Vicinity’s Chief Development Officer, Carolyn Viney, said the proposed redevelopment of the Box Hill Central precinct will transform the heart of Box Hill into a new, world-class destination for Melbourne.

Vicinity secures approval for first stage of Box Hill Central redevelopment
Artist impression of the proposed plaza entryway. Credit: Vicinity.

The Whitehorse City Council has approved Vicinity’s $700 million plans to bring to life the first stage of its mixed-use precinct of Box Hill Central.

Part of a 10-year masterplan, the leading Australian retail property group will transform 5.5 hectares into a mixed-use and retail precinct, with the first stage at 17-21 Market Street set to include an office tower, a new town square, and a residential tower which will deliver 366 apartments.

Vicinity’s Chief Development Officer, Carolyn Viney, said the proposed redevelopment of the Box Hill Central precinct will transform the heart of Box Hill into a new, world-class destination for Melbourne.

Vicinity secures approval for first stage of Box Hill Central redevelopment

“Since plans were submitted, we have worked closely with Council, State Government and the community to ensure that design reflects the site’s rich history and responds to the community’s aspirations and preferences to live, work and play close to home," Viney said.

“Reaching this important milestone makes way for the first stage of development that will create a new east-west pedestrian connection through the town centre which will be complemented by a community plaza and Spanish-steps inspired amphitheatre, a new residential tower for more than 600 residents and commercial office space for 2,000 workers. 

“This exciting project reflects our long-term confidence and investment in Box Hill’s future growth and builds on its existing strengths, including its longstanding reputation as a key destination to visit for fresh food and rich dining experiences.”

Vicinity secures approval for first stage of Box Hill Central redevelopment

Box Hill Central is set to become one of Melbourne’s largest private mixed-use developments, with the first stage expected to deliver more than 50,000 sqm of commercial office space, along with 3,350 sqm of new public space.  

It will also create new walkways and roads to interconnect to the precinct’s transport, retail, and dining offerings. 

Overall, Vicinity says the redevelopment is expected to deliver approximately 2,400 construction jobs during the building phase and more than 6,000 new jobs for the precinct upon completion.

The group commenced construction works at Box Hill Central back in 2021, revitalising one of Melbourne’s busiest shopping centres and transforming it into a fresh and modern market-leading destination.

Alison Warters

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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