Fender Katsalidis

Probuild secures contract for Stage One of The Malt District

Probuild has secured the contract to build Stage One of Caydon's The Malt District on the former Nylex site, transforming it into a mixed-use residential and commercial development that retains elements of its industrial past. Stage One of the development, known as Coppins Corner - a historical local reference to the 1850s Richmond and Cremorne identity George Coppin – includes a split-level tower of 15 and 12-storeys, featuring 209 one, two,...

Metro Equity enters the Doncaster limelight with Casablanca

Apartment buyers may soon have another option atop Doncaster Hill on the back of developer Metro Equity gaining approval for a substantial apartment development across 90-96 Tram Road. Council voted in favour of the Fender Katsalidis-designed apartment building earlier last week, with a permit granted on Friday for the high density project. Documents which were first lodged for the development at the tail end of 2016 show the project has a build...

Brisbane and Sydney score significant office tower approvals

Sydney and Brisbane's respective CBD commercial markets stand to gain a boost with three office towers given the green light in recent days. The Harbour City is in line to receive two office buildings above Martin Place railway station with Macquarie Group receiving the nod via Planning Minister Anthony Roberts to proceed to the final phase of planning. The 40 and 30 storey towers still need to clear final planning necessities and garner support...

Flinders Bank to begin construction during 2019

Perhaps the biggest aspect of this week's reveal of Century Group Aus' Flinders Bank mixed-use development is that all three towers are to be built simultaneously, with construction expected to commence early 2019 for a targeted completion of mid-2021. Melbourne's inner-city apartment market has been subject to limited apartment releases over the last 12-15 months, as a wave of investor-sized apartments reach completion. Century Group Aus though...

FK's Nicky Drobis on Parque's design credentials

Now complete, Parque is an upmarket residential development on St Kilda Road comprising two glazed towers accommodating 332 luxury apartments. Designed by Fender Katsalidis the towers are connected by a private outdoor area on Level 8, featuring a 25-metre infinity pool. The level 11 clubhouse has a library, a function room, outdoor terraces and a private dining room and kitchen designed by Shannon Bennett, with expansive views of Melbourne. The...

Third time lucky for Riverlee's 731-739 Flinders Street development

A key Northbank site with a long history looks to be reaching a resolution, following the City of Melbourne announcing its support for developer Riverlee's scheme for a $450 million revitalisation of Goods Shed No.5. The mixed-use development at 731-739 Flinders Street, replaces a 2013 permit for a 14-storey office building with commercial and retail spaces. Designed by COX Architecture the development allowed for: 14 level office tower with 21,...

The current state of play at Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter

With 2018 now in full swing, what better time to check in on the progress of one of the largest developments currently underway not only in Docklands, but in Melbourne - Melbourne Quarter. Located within the Batmans Hill precinct of Docklands, Lendlease's $1.9b Melbourne Quarter project will deliver seven commercial and residential buildings that will assist in strengthening the connection between the Docklands and the CBD, while also completing...

City of Melbourne provides conditional support for Southbank high-rise

During its monthly meeting on Tuesday night, the City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne (Planning Committee) has resolved to provide its support for a 48-storey tower at 56-62 Clarendon Street. The current Europcar car hire and workshop on site will be replaced by a 161m tower accommodating 208 apartments and 128 serviced apartments atop a six storey podium. The site has previously had approval for a silver Elenberg Fraser designed tower from 2013...

Three apartment project completions make their mark

It's a very definitive time in the apartment cycle across Melbourne where major planning applications and completions are diametrically opposed. Major planning applications over the course of 2017 have been rare as hen's teeth, but the number of apartment project reaching completion is spiking as the stock sold over recent years becomes reality. Three such major projects have moved past practical completion and are now accepting residents...

58 Southbank Boulevard: The making of the 3D render

When The Graphical Thread was asked to produce 3D marketing imagery for CBRE’s latest project, my first thought was how are we going to make this building shine in one of Melbourne’s densest city blocks. Flagship at 58 Southbank Boulevard, sometimes referred to as 118 City Road, is located close to Eureka Tower and the under construction Australia 108 building. Not to mention the approved One Queensbridge, a Crown Casino 6 star luxury hotel...

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