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Docklands Development Update July 2018

The Docklands development machine continues to roll on with a significant number of projects having either commenced or are due to commence this year. Today's article will predominantly focus on the northern precincts including District Docklands (formerly Waterfront City/Harbour Town), New Quay, and Digital Harbour. Quest / Elm & Stone, NewQuay Elm & Stone has topped out. Image: Urban.com.au forum member redden The cores of the dual...

Braybrook and Maidstone step into the development spotlight

Townhouses are leading the charge in Melbourne's west in terms of what is currently being offered to buyers, with two major projects notching significant development milestones. Stockland is set to move the first stage of its Orion at Braybrook townhouse precinct to construction, appointing Glenvill Projects as head contractor. Orion at Braybrook is Stockland’s largest stand-alone medium density project in Australia, incorporating a hefty 422...

Melstone moves on Melbourne's eastern suburbs

One of the latest planning applications to be advertised via City of Boroondara underlines the growing ambitions of Balwyn -based developer Melstone. 352-358 Canterbury Road is Melstone's latest endeavour , having enlisted Elenberg Fraser to deliver a design that will capitalise upon Melstone's confidence in Melbourne's local apartment market. The Surrey Hills project intends to replace a permit for a more modest Neil Architecture-designed...

Elwood Park represents Dynamic Property Group's successful entry into development

Dynamic Property Group's move into the Melbourne development scene has been underlined with the success of their maiden project. Elwood Park is the first physical manifestation of the business created during 2016 by Sonya Miller and Olivia Christie. The $25 million Elwood project was launched to Market during March and immediately found traction with buyers. DKO Architecture and Mim Design were enlisted to bring the project to fruition,...

DKO and Slab Architecture snare gold for Campbell Street

DKO Architecture and SLAB Architecture's Campbell Street project in Collingwood has claimed gold in Architectural Design (Commercial and Residential), at the Good Design Awards hosted in Sydney. The 60th Anniversary of the Awards attracted a record number of entries, with only 260 projects selected to receive a Good Design Award, after being whittled down from 536. The jury commented that the project was a “great use of space, wonderful use of...

DKO Architecture on the changing face of hotel design

Last week alone three new hotels were confirmed for Melbourne, adding to the seemingly unrelenting boom in hotel development which has and will continue to deliver thousands of new rooms/suites citywide. Competition between design practices and developers to attract these new hotel operators is intense, and much along the lines of Melbourne's residential market, the competition and desire to discern one development from another has seen hotel...

Emphasis on sustainable design for Milieu's latest in Brunswick

Milieu Property's latest Brunswick residential project is looking to bolster the suburb's growing design-driven credentials in higher density living. The area in and around Anstey Station, in particular, is establishing a reputation for high-end sustainable and community-driven design, with Milieu's Breese Street the latest project intent on becoming reality. DKO Architecture and Breathe Architecture have collaboratively designed the seven level...

Two new Melbourne hotels flaunt their design credentials

Another of Melbourne's expansive list of hotel and serviced apartment developments has reached completion. Located at the western end of the expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre precinct, the $150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is now open for business. The distinct golden-clad tower is 26 storeys high and accommodates 347 guestrooms and suites. Its design is a collaborative effort with Woods Bagot and NH Architecture...

Cedar Woods tackles Melbourne's growing pains at its St Albans and Clayton South projects

As Melbourne continues to experience unprecedented levels of population growth, housing affordability and urban sprawl are amongst some of the greatest challenges facing the city, with traffic congestion and long commute times on the rise. In response to this, the 20-minute city concept was proposed as part of the solution to addressing some of these issues and one which is increasingly being realised in Melbourne’s inner and middle ring suburbs...

DKO Architecture designs for Meriton in Mascot

Mascot's desirability as a Sydney apartment hot spot has been reinforced by way of a fresh planning application on behalf of prolific developer Meriton. DKO Architecture is the design lead for the tower at 133-141 O'Riordan Street, which was submitted during February. The development site was purchased by Meriton during 2017 for $25 million with approval in place for 99 apartments; this equates to roughly $2,700 per square metre of approved...

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