West Melbourne

Spencer Street approved, Festival Hall hits heritage hurdle in West Melboune

West Melbourne once more propels itself into the development limelight as two substantial apartment projects have in the last week reached critical junctures in their respective planning journeys. Plus Architecture has announced that a major West Melbourne apartment complex designed at their hand has been given the green light. At planning since the turn of 2017, 512-544 Spencer Street is the latest project now capable of adding to West...

The Mailhouse is launched; West End to construction tender

Urban Melbourne whilst onsite during August last year reported on the progress of one of West Melbourne's largest developments. At that time, the former Australia Post facility was well into demolition, with display suite staff stating Trenerry Property's West End mixed-use project would begin construction in the last quarter of 2017 under the guidance of head contractor Hamilton Marino. Despite piling equipment appearing onsite twice in the...

West Melbourne's latest tower on show

Not a week after Urban Melbourne noted the submission of a tower for a vacant corner West Melbourne block, plans for the project have been revealed. What is shown is practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke's definitive foray into high-rise apartment design. Proponent City Gate Pty Ltd is backing plans for a 20-storey development for 404-418 Spencer Street, a site immediately south of the recently finished Spencer Melbourne which is double the height of the...

West Melbourne in line for two additional projects

Two fresh planning applications have emerged for West Melbourne, increasing the suburb's push toward higher density living. Most recent to enter planning is 164-184 Roden Street, a site that is not unfamiliar to Urban Melbourne. The 3,637 square metre site initially went to planning during mid 2016 for developer Oliver Hume, with Jackson Clements Burrows Architects handling the project's design. Picked up by Oliver Hume during late 2014, the...

Marriott International scopes a new West Melbourne address

Hospitality company Marriott International is moving closer to securing a new West Melbourne hotel presence. Developer Ousia Properties Pty Ltd submitted during December revised plans for its development site at 50-56 Batman Street, with "the proposed amendments generally required due to the specific design and operational needs of the future hotel operator (The Marriott), which has only been confirmed recently following the grant of the permit...

Auburn Land Group enters the West Melbourne apartment market

A developer new to the Urban Melbourne Project Database is seeking a berth within the bustling West Melbourne apartment scene. 137-157 Adderley Street as a tri-fronted 1,606sqm site headed to planning during May on behalf of Auburn Land Group. Surrounded by a variety of other current apartment developments, the Adderley Street land holding sits between North Melbourne railway station and the area's most high profile mixed-use development, West...

Is this the end of the West Melbourne skyscraper?

To be fair, there isn't a particularly large number of genuine skyscrapers planned for West Melbourne, yet should a new structure plan for 3003 be ratified, the likes of 420 Spencer Street seen below will be the exceptions and not the norm. The West Melbourne Structure Plan (WMSP) last night went before the Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee at City of Melbourne with the intent of seeking endorsement prior to a period of community and...

Hecker Guthrie discusses West End's latest building: The Spencer

Trenerry Property has unveiled 'The Spencer', the latest of four apartment buildings within its boutique West End development: a future-ready mixed-use development and self-sufficient community located on a former brownfield site in West Melbourne. According to Trenerry Property West End will transform the 9200sqm former Australia Post site into a vibrant, connected hub for living, playing, staying and working. The Spencer is located on the...

PDG Corporation usher in its next wave of apartment projects

Local developer PDG Corporation is in the process of replenishing its development pipeline, with two apartment projects currently at planning. The two new residential projects are located in two heavily influential suburbs in terms of apartment activity, namely West Melbourne and Brunswick. These two have hit advertising with their respective councils at a time when PDG Corporation's two current apartment projects are nearing construction...

Melbourne Village to become West Melbourne's next big apartment project

Asian Pacific Group is preparing to move ahead with West Melbourne's largest residential project. Partnered by Ironfish Developments, the duo are behind Melbourne Village, with signage for the project appearing onsite in recent days. At 83-113 Batman Street, Asian Pacific Group's purchase of the site a year ago came with planning approval for a Bruce Henderson Architects-designed 522-apartment scheme. Covering 3,800-square metre plot and with a...

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