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Hayball's David Tweedie on the evolution of prefabrication in schools

In today's piece, Hayball Director David Tweedie provides Urban.com.au with insight and commentary on the (r)evolutionary journey of prefabrication within the education sector - including benefits for schools, design professionals and the planet. According to Tweedie, the advantages associated with a swift on-site build time, minimal disruption to school environments and unprecedented sustainability benefits, is providing prefabrication with the...

Sturt Street's prime development site listed for sale

131-139 Sturt Street began as a 42 level development when Urban.com.au first reported on the development application during 2015 . In 2017 the site saw a re-design which was ultimately supported by City of Melbourne planners and today the site and Hayball-designed scheme has been offered for sale. Colliers International is handling the sale which includes 200 plus permitted apartments over 18 levels, plus a mixed-use ground floor offering that...

R & F Property Australia enters the Box Hill apartment market

Weeks after launching its maiden Melbourne residential project, Guangzhou-backed R & F Property Australia has availed itself as the buyer of Box Hill's 9-11 Prospect Street. The developer has taken the permitted site back to planning with the intentions of pushing through a new design conceived by Hayball. The site was offered for sale over a year ago with approval for an Artisan Architects-designed 25 level mixed use development in place...

Montague Community Park on track for Spring completion

Construction work on the new Montague Community Park at 2-4 Buckhurst Street located within the Montague precinct is progressing, with an anticipated completion date of spring this year. The site of the park once carried with it an application for dual residential towers designed by JCB Architects, fronting onto a linear park that would have been provided via the closure of Kerr Street. The unbuilt residential scheme for 2-4 Buckhurst Street...

Richmond High School's Academic Building tops out

The second site of Richmond High School is on track to open in time for the commencement of the 2019 school year, with the Academic Building now topped out. Earlier this week, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne toured the $43 million school which will cater for 650 Year 7-12 students. The new Richmond High School is located across two sites comprising an academic precinct on Griffith Street and a sports...

Further details of Hayball's design for Carlton Connect emerge

Further details for Hayball's latest student accommodation project, which will form part of the University of Melbourne’s Carlton Connect innovation precinct, have been released. Located on the corner of Swanston and Grattan streets in Carlton, the new precinct will be a completely integrated development providing spaces for industry, research and development, academia, accommodation for postgraduates, a public showcase and community facilities...

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,...

An early glimpse of Nightingale Village's first buildings

With residents moving into the recently completed Nightingale designed by Breathe Architecture - who first championed the concept of ethical community-driven projects via the award-winning The Commons - and with Nightingale 's 2, 3 & Nightingale Brunswick East all hot on its heels, the attention now turns to Nightingale Village. Nightingale is based on the principles of the German baugruppen model which provides an alternative approach to...

Hayball rework plans for a major Sydney Road apartment development

A public thoroughfare is the stand out feature of a newly advertised planning application for 200-216 Sydney Road, Coburg. Hayball-designed plans for the site are intended to supersede an already approved scheme which along with the land holding were offered for sale by Colliers during 2016. Colliers pitched the site as a versatile project capable of creating a new urban precinct on one of Melbourne’s major shopping strips. Reportedly sold for...

Carlton Connect Initiative Approved - construction to begin mid-year

On Friday April 6th, Minister for Planning Richard Wynne approved an amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, allowing construction to commence on Carlton Connect - a major University of Melbourne project being developed in partnership with Lendlease at the site of the old Royal Women’s Hospital in Carlton. The recent approval follows on from the University of Melbourne announcing a partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease in November...

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