Construction

Ringwood's has 600 apartments under construction, as a new project nears launch

The erection of a tower crane for 233 East has seen the overall number of apartments under construction within Ringwood surge to approximately 600. These 600 apartments are spread across seven separate apartment developments of varying sizes, yet the overall figure is representative of the underlying demand for apartment living in the outer eastern suburb. 233 East is at this stage the highest profile development to begin construction owing to...

Lorimer Street residential towers draw closer to launch with construction tender announced

Melbourne builders will begin running the ruler over one of 2018's largest construction tenders. Activated last week, the tender is for the delivery of two residential towers across 85-93 Lorimer Street which combined have the potential to add 940 approved apartments to the skyline. The sizeable site behind Mirvac's Yarra's Edge spans 8,847 square meters and is adjacent to a new tram corridor that is currently being studied as part of the...

An overview of Melbourne's hyperactive student accommodation projects

The flow of student accommodation projects into planning across Melbourne's inner suburbs has slowed considerably, allowing for the massive associated spike in construction to take its place in the spotlight. With the effective completion of Scape Melbourne on Swanston Street and IGLU at 229 Franklin Street , there are still nine separate projects under construction. These nine alone will yield thousands of new beds for tertiary students. At...

A dozen mid-sized apartment projects inch closer to construction

The next squadron of mid-sized apartment projects are closing in on a construction start if current build tenders are any indication. With large-scale apartment projects in somewhat of a lull, small and mid-sized apartment projects have stepped in to absorb current demand. The varied locations of these projects at tender is also set to reinforce the continued proliferation of apartment developments to all corners of Melbourne. First though a...

Jewell Station apartments begin construction, Ormond Station tower lowered in height

Another station precinct development authorised by VicTrack has slipped into construction mode. Piling works have begun on the southern building adjacent to Jewell railway station, which is part of a development backed by Neometro that will deliver approximately 120 new apartments metres away from a refurbished station and concourse. The southern building will eventually front both Barkly Street and the station forecourt. The MA Architects-...

Kinnears and Victoria Square add to Footscray's construction upswing

Standing dormant for years, Kinnears Footscray has finally begun its transformation into a mixed-use precinct. Builder LU Simon has initiated works on Stage One of the project, which will be known as L.I.V.E. City. Beating out other contractors such as Hutchinson and Hamilton Marino, LU Simon is tasked with delivering 208 apartments across 14 levels at the western most section of the massive 33,393 square metre site which is addressed 124-188...

Little Lonsdale big on construction

Little Lonsdale Street wouldn't immediately be considered Melbourne's most glamorous thoroughfare, but for the time being at least the street which spans the length of the CBD is attracting more than its fair share of high-end development and construction value. Billions of dollars in fact, as seven major projects at various stages of construction are gradually changing the feel and composition of Little Lonsdale Street. The majority of these...

Melbourne under construction - a decade ago

What was appearing across Melbourne's skyline a decade ago? There certainly wasn't the stupendous number of high-rise towers or low-rise apartment apartment buildings at construction relative to today, but nonetheless a robust construction sector was churning out a respectable number of new and interesting projects. See below a retrospective construction overview at this corresponding period a decade ago. Docklands Docklands was a hive of...

Three Collins Street projects begin their skyward ascent

Urban Melbourne has previously highlighted the significant transformation that is currently underway along the western reaches of Collin Street with three projects currently under construction and a number of others due to begin in the next few years. The three projects in question - Collins Arch, Collins House and Olderfleet - have all recently had cranes erected following months of demolition and early site works, allowing these three skyline...

The next wave of major builds line up

A handful of major construction projects are moving closer to reality, as evidenced by current construction tenders open for each of the respective projects. With a minimum construction value of $50 million, the five projects across metropolitan Melbourne represent the largest projects currently at tender. Below is a brief overview of each of the five projects that will make their place in due course. Flinders Gate The view from Federation...

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