Whitehorse Towers, Box Hill's largest development approved

Whitehorse Towers, Box Hill's largest development approved
Alastair TaylorMarch 19, 2015

Whitehorse Towers (850 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill) had its planning permit settled at VCAT mediation on Thursday, with the permit to be issued shortly.

The development, set to be the tallest outside the inner city - and most certainly middle-ring Melbourne's tallest building - comprises two towers of 36 and 26 levels respectively.

The 36 level tower has a height of 115 metres and the shorter 26 level tower will measure 84 metres. Whitehorse Towers is mixed-use with residential units, hotel rooms, retail and restaurant tenancies.

Within the podium will be 100 hotel suites, set to form Asian Pacific Group's next Art Series Hotel. Atop the podium will be a children's play area complete with equipment.

Whitehorse Towers, Box Hill's largest development approved
Whitehorse Towers, image: supplied

The roof level of the shorter tower will include a pool and given the site is approximately 80 metres above sea level, the view are set to impress.

Tim Ryder, Director at pro-Urban Planning who acted on Asian Pacific Group's behalf said "The approval process with Whitehorse Council was a very positive one that involved extensive collaboration with Council’s planners and as a result of this process a fantastic development for Box Hill is going to be delivered".

Daniel Faigen, Development Manager at Asian Pacific Group, commented that "Whitehorse Towers will set the standard in mixed-use towers in Melbourne and in the way council is working with developers, Whitehorse Towers will mark the creation of Box Hill as a second city within Melbourne"

Asian Pacific Group has seen significant buyer interest in the apartments and have told Urban.com.au they expect to have the project sold out within eight weeks.

Whitehorse Towers, Box Hill's largest development approved
Westerly view from Whitehorse Towers, image: supplied

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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