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Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre

Intentions to create a new World Trade Center on Sydney's western periphery are gaining momentum. Infrastructure earmarked for the area, prompted by the construction of Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, will be fast-tracked by the state and federal governments. Adjacent to land reserved for the new airport, Sydney World Trade Center is backed by Aerotropolis Group who have in turn enlisted Woods Bagot for master plan design duties...

Perri Projects receives approval for $150m Carlton Gardens project

Perri Projects in conjunction with joint venture partner Wingate Property, has received development approval for a $150 million mixed-use project on the edge of the Melbourne CBD opposite Carlton Gardens. This project will include 70 apartments across 20 levels of residential plus premium commercial and hospitality on the ground floor and podium levels. Located at 23-29 Victoria Street, the plans also include significant improvements to the...

Woods Bagot elaborates on the Carlton Connect Initiative

Woods Bagot has circulated fresh images of the newly approved Carlton Connect Initiative . Outlined by Urban Melbourne at the time of approval, Woods Bagot as the masterplan and lead design architect has also provided commentary on the development which will account for the former Royal Women's Hospital on the corner of Grattan and Swanston Streets in Carlton. In its place will rise five new connecting buildings around the perimeter of the site...

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...

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...

Energy Australia signs on for Lendlease's Two Melbourne Quarter

As indicated in Urban Melbourne's article on commercial development , site works have commenced on the Two Melbourne Quarter site, which forms part of the greater Melbourne Quarter development being delivered by Lendlease within the Docklands precinct. This has coincided with Lendlease securing EnergyAustralia as the anchor tenant for Two Melbourne Quarter and signing a development agreement to commence construction in earnest. EnergyAustralia...

A double design delight for Docklands

Docklands may well stand to gain its most daring residential and commercial developments near simultaneously, as separate developers press ahead with their respective projects. At NewQuay, MAB Corporation has officially ramped up the profile of its latest tower to grace the precinct. In conjunction with Six Degree Architects, the duo are launching Escala which will feature a number of unique design aspects. The $130 million development consists...

Luxury, green, homely: Flagship's new Richmond apartment project in detail

Flagship Property Group have landed a new application at planning that they expect will set a high benchmark for luxury living in Richmond. A 'villas in the sky' concept has been adopted for the project that "seeks to redefine medium-density living as a sanctuary of individually expressed homes." To facilitate this 28 oversized apartments have been designed by Woods Bagot within two buildings of five and twelve levels. Oculus and Hecker Guthrie...

MCEC Expansion on target for mid-year opening

There’s been a flurry of activity at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) $200 million expansion site, with remarkable progress being made during throughout the latter stages of 2017. Designed by Woods Bagot and NH Architecture for the Victorian Government’s partner in the project, Plenary Group, the expansion will maintain the built quality and delegate experience at the existing MCEC and maintain its leading benchmark status in...

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...

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