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The Mailhouse is launched; West End to construction tender

Urban Melbourne whilst onsite during August last year reported on the progress of one of West Melbourne's largest developments. At that time, the former Australia Post facility was well into demolition, with display suite staff stating Trenerry Property's West End mixed-use project would begin construction in the last quarter of 2017 under the guidance of head contractor Hamilton Marino. Despite piling equipment appearing onsite twice in the...

Wheelers Hill's premier development site gets the green light

More than 8,000 square metres of land in Wheelers Hill has been given the development green light by Monash City Council. At the turn of December Council chose to endorse an application to develop vacant land at 161-169 Jells Road for a multi-level aged care facility. As part of the CHT Architects-designed development, an existing aged care facility located at 171 Jells Road will also be refurbished. The site had previously been marketed as an...

A look inside Noir as the project races toward completion

South Yarra's latest residential addition is rapidly approaching completion, and to mark the occasion Urban Melbourne was guided through Noir by developer Dahua Group. Under the guidance of head contractor Hacer Group, Noir 's construction has moved at breakneck speed, so much so Dahua Group asserts it has risen in record-breaking time. The project, on Garden Street, has advanced from its ground level slab to completion in only eight months...

Chickens on the roof! Mollison Land's Abbotsford mixed-use marvel

Is there any building quite like this in Melbourne? Not when there's a chicken coop on the rooftop. Mollison Land Pty Ltd has taken to planning a unique proposal for an Abbotsford development site that could yield what is likely to be Melbourne's truest mixed-use building. Across 20-30 Mollison Street, the 12 level community-based proposal by CHT Architects is underpinned by the principles of cross-pollination and collaboration. Translated that...

A problem South Melbourne site looks for new life

Considering the sheer volume of apartment projects Melbourne has absorbed over recent years, the rate of stalled projects is comparatively minuscule. Very few apartment projects that launched their respective sales campaigns over the last five years failed to progress to construction. One of the more notable projects though was 100 Park Street; the South Melbourne project straddling the busy Kings Way and Park Street intersection had over recent...

Melbourne's west gathers some development momentum

It has arguably been a long time coming. Key suburbs across Melbourne's western region are beginning to unlock some of their development potential as a raft of new projects come to the fore. Whether they be commercial or residential, the new projects are a sign that Melbourne's western suburbs are front and square in the collective minds of many developers. Metrowest's initial build. Image: ABD Group The team behind Sunshine's Metrowest...

Doncaster East's apartment market rises to Prominence

Doncaster East has never been considered an apartment stronghold, although a raft of current projects are doing their best to dispel that notion. Gradually emerging from the shadow of 'big brother' that is Doncaster, Doncaster East is set to welcome at least 1,000 new apartments over the next handful of years. A sweep through the Urban Melbourne Project Database shows 13 dedicated apartment projects found within Doncaster East, with Baptcare's...

Essendon's high density development a model example

If Rob Adams were to nominate a prime example for his Transforming Australian Cities blueprint which was presented over the 2009-2010 period, I wonder if Essendon would be the most appropriate locale today? Advocating medium density housing along major transport corridors, with tram lines to the fore, the document was designed to address the pending population squeeze while also increasing patronage on public transport. Much discussion ensued...