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Up Property pushes ahead with Morris Moor Master Plan

Up Property has unveiled plans for the $100 million transformation of Moorabbin’s Philip Morris manufacturing site into a new urban destination, that will introduce opportunities for increased amenity and employment for the area. Named ‘Morris Moor’ – a reference to the site’s location, history and significance within the community - the development has been designed to inject an element of inner-city urbanism to Moorabbin. Through a working...

Nexus Court's hotel receives the nod

Monash City Council has provided Salta's latest pursuit within their Nexus Corporate mixed-use precinct a Notice of Decision to Grant a Planning Permit, with final approval little more than a formality. Last month Urban Melbourne outlined the mixed-use proposal at 12 Nexus Court, which now stands to become Mulgrave's tallest building. Indicative renders suggest that Tribe Hotel Group may have earmarked Salta Properties' intended Mulgrave mixed-...

Technē's Steve McKeag discusses his appointment as Director (and his favourite pubs)

Technē Architecture and Interior Design's move into larger premises on Rathdowne Street in Carlton has also coincided with the appointment of a new director to assist managing the office's growth. Steve McKeag joins founders Justin Northrop and Nick Travers, as the third director at the tightly knit studio, whose name and philosophy means ‘to make, poetically’. McKeag’s promotion from senior associate reflects strong growth at Technē, which has...

Salta pursues Mulgrave's first hotel

Should Salta Properties gain approval, it will have the right to deliver Mulgrave's first hotel of any note. Late last year the developer initiated a planning application for a mixed-use building at its Nexus Corporate office park that abuts the Monash Freeway. Under its 12 Nexus Unit Trust entity, Salta Properties is seeking to add the substantial 14 level tower for the purposes of serving the current and future predominantly commercial...

Raising the bar - Technē revamps Rooftop Bar and Cinema

Melbourne’s Rooftop Bar & Cinema has been relaunched following a major revamp by Technē Architecture + Interior Design, which has given the space a more permanent feel and a consistent architectural language. Technē's brief for the popular CBD venue was to raise the design standard, including the quality of materials and finishes to attract a "more discerning, sophisticated audience" via an architectural response which delivered a consistent...

Riverlee eyes Swan Street for Richmond's next major development

Developer Riverlee is hoping to add to City of Yarra's substantial commercial development pipeline by way of a mixed-use, multi-storey building at 484-486 Swan Street. Utilising entity Killara Quest Pty Ltd, Riverlee has applied to deliver a major commercial and retail building spanning 14 levels which would be located adjacent to Burnley Station. Technè Architecture and Interior Design have conceived the design, marking their first high-rise...

Technē designs an immersive experience for the Victoria Harbour Sales and Leasing Centre

As part of their ongoing development at Victoria Harbour, Lendlease have engaged Techne Architecture and Interior Design to deliver their new Victoria Harbour Sales and Leasing Centre. The completed centre has been designed to help to market and sell Lendlease’s remaining developments in Victoria Harbour, whilst also aiding in the approximately 1,500 apartment settlements expected over the next 18 months. The sales centre is locate in close...

Rosati reborn as the Garden State Hotel

Garden State Hotel is a highly impressive, purpose-built four storey bar and hospitality venue at 101 Flinders Lane. Formerly the site of iconic ’80s and ’90s hospitality venue Rosati, and once a beacon for the city’s social scene, Garden State Hotel is now owned and operated by Sand Hill Road, the hospitality group behind a string of successful high-end pubs including Bridge Hotel, Richmond Club Hotel, Terminus Hotel and Prahran Hotel. As with...

A model whereby apartments and hotels coexist

Last week Urban Melbourne explored the increasing number of inner-city pubs making way for apartment developments , with the two latest proposals likely to be Port Melbourne's London Hotel and South Melbourne's Palmerston Hotel. While the lure of comparatively quick gains has proven to be too great an incentive for numerous pub/hotel owners, one venue has bucked the trend by incorporating apartments into an ongoing hotel operation rather than...

Getting to know Technè: profiling the dynamic design practice

Founded in 2002, Technè Architecture + Interior Design is a practice that has built an impressive portfolio across a broad section of project types. Although they have completed projects across hospitality, single and multi-residential, commercial, automotive and retail, they are probably best known for their work in hospitality on projects such as The Prahran Hotel, The Bridge Hotel, Terminus and Jimmy Grants. The name Technè comes from the...