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Old July 10th, 2017, 12:31 PM   #221
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Not completely blank. Will have hundreds of little circular windows. Like a star covered night sky. Or glowing champagne bubbles going up the side.
Anyone got a render to share?
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Old July 11th, 2017, 03:44 AM   #223
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The first step in realizing Melbourne's largest development, the 6 tower Melbourne Square project in Kavanagh Street, Southbank, has begun, with work underway on an elaborate display suite at the eastern end of the massive site. There is plenty of financial muscle behind it, with geoking66 posting this in April.

"One of the largest sovereign pension funds in the world has purchased a 49 per cent stake in Melbourne’s largest mixed-use project, Melbourne Square.

The largest pension fund in Malaysia, the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) paid $154 million for the stake, which was only its second international investment into a greenfield development project behind the redevelopment of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station.

Melbourne Square, the first Australian project of OSK Property, will add a vertical village the size of the MCG to Southbank. To feature a dynamic public realm, apartments, retail and childcare, it will span more than 3,700 square metres and finally provide Southbank with a much-needed green heart."

The first two towers will max out at 224m. Thanks to Laurence Dragomir, of UrbanMelbourne, for his usual elegant summary, and PaPa Riddlz for the render.



DELWP endorses stage one of Melbourne Square
Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:30 Laurence Dragomir

OSK Property's first foray into the Melbourne market appears to be on track with the first stage of its six tower, Melbourne Square development on Southbank receiving stage one endorsement from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Located on a large at ground car park in Southbank bounded by the Westgate Freeway and Kavanagh, Balston and Power Streets, Melbourne Square will transform a city block into a mixed-use vertical village, with six towers of varying programme, set amongst an expansive network of elevated gardens and parks.
The view of Melbourne Square's pleated towers. Image courtesy OSK Property.

Designed by Cox Architecture, almost 20 per cent or 3,700sqm of the site will be dedicated to public realm, in addition to delivering long needed community infrastructure. Cox worked closely with architects Rush Wright Associates for the masterplan and Taylor Cullity Lethlean for stage one with their aim to develop a civic hub, incorporating lush greenery.

The new neighbourhood around Melbourne Square takes one of the last development opportunities in Southbank and, via a prescient and sensitive masterplan, provides a true mixed use precinct with a verdant, green space at its heart. A deliberate decision was made to significantly exceed the open space area requirements for Southbank – we believe this is an essential feature in providing a superior quality of life for the community.
Ian Sutter, Director, Cox Architecture

Stage one not only encompasses these key public spaces with a central park, but also critical services and amenities in the form of a shopping centre and childcare centre as well as two elliptical residential towers delivering 1,000 apartments defined by their shimmering pleated facades. Future stages will also feature a hotel, commercial office tower and further apartments. The first luxury apartment sales will commence in mid 2017.

It is our hope that Melbourne Square will be an important destination within the world’s most liveable city. Besides having a high quality design element, stage one of our project has several attractive features, such as a beautiful urban park, a large format supermarket, a childcare facility and a comprehensive set of resident amenities. We hope it will be a place for people of all ages to enjoy, with its beautiful public park drawing people in from across the city. This is an important project for Southbank’s future.
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https://urban.melbourne/development/...lbourne-square

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Old July 13th, 2017, 12:18 AM   #224
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Anyone got a render to share?


There's one at Urban Melbourne. It's not too detailed though.
Fingers crossed the circular windows don't end up looking like hundreds of bullet holes like the ones in the pic above this post.
We've already got our Chechnya inspired bullet riddled concrete bunker.
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Note the "Meblourne" blue lights up the top. Also the parking level's facade will feature interactive artwork.


– The new proposed west facade seeks to provide greater activation, character, light and view amenity to the western boundary. The circular windows shown opposite are based on a prototypical 750mm window apperture. The windows are dispersed in a random pattern with a greater amount shown toward the top of the building to provide differentiated outlook and flexibility with internal planning. This strategy corresponds with the load bearing capacity of the buildings west facade and is designed to appear more ‘perforated’ toward the top. At night these elements provide a unique and surprising identity to the western boundary. A blue light is positioned at the top level to the northern and southern boundary to accent the buildings identity with a ‘Melbourne Blue’ colouration.



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Old July 13th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #226
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They wouldn't care about poaching information, but hotlinking images from their servers is a no-no, for any site really.

Re-upload them to imgur or something and repost the links.
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I don't often come to sites for buildings below 250m...but see much is going on around here...all good : )
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Old July 19th, 2017, 03:28 AM   #228
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Article by Simon Johanson in today's Age quotes OSK managing director "launch in October, with construction expected to start by year's end". If that pans out, it's much faster than we had hoped for. 4 resi's, an office and a hotel, up to 224m.


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Some images of Melbourne Square from Urban Melbourne forums (we think the taller tower is 224m):





And here is a Photoshop-job with A108 and One Queensbridge pasted in:

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Old July 19th, 2017, 05:50 AM   #230
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looks like Parramattas 240m Apsire may not eventuate
latest is the smaller office tower next door
may amalgamate with Aspire to make a large office tower

still could end up 200m


http://www.parramattasun.com.au/stor...pires/?cs=1497

Parramatta Council report recommends change of use of 8 Parramatta Square from residential to commercial
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18 Jul 2017, 5 p.m.
The only way is up: Walker Corporation’s proposed $700 million 70 storey Aspire Tower is part of the $2 billion Parramatta Square.


It was set to become the largest residential tower to be built in NSW’s history.

But a council report has recommended a proposed change to the property development agreement for 8 Parramatta Square to give developer Walker Corporation the option to change the building’s use from residential to commercial.

Also known as Aspire Tower, 8 Parramatta Square is currently proposed to be a 238 metre high world class residential tower with retail on the podium level.

The council and Walker Corporation have been in discussions regarding changing the tower’s use.

The option would maintain the building’s original intent and iconic nature.

The Parramatta commercial office leasing market is currently experiencing strong growth and demand. “There is current tenant demand for A grade/premium office space within the wider Sydney metropolitan market,” the council report states.

Walker has advised it has potential tenants seeking larger campus style floor plates currently not available in Parramatta.

The proposal has been presented as urgent item as the council is aware of a number commercial tenants making decisions on current and future leasing strategies, which could provide “a significant opportunity for the city and Parramatta Square.”

According to a council commissioned economic impact study, it would create 71,000 square metres of additional commercial space and result in the loss of 615 residential units originally proposed. It would also generate 7100 new jobs.

“Under the proposed scheme, the 7100 workers would generate around $31.6 million of retail expenditure within the Parramatta CBD, which is $19.2 million greater than estimated to be generated by residents and workers under the current scheme ($12.4 million),” the MacroPlan Dimasi report states.

“This additional retail expenditure translates to around 110 additional retail jobs in the Parramatta CBD.”

Our view is that residents would spend less time and money in the CBD than office workers.
- MacroPlan Dimasi report

If the option goes ahead, the council would receive a high financial return.

The report was due to be adopted this week but was deferred to next Thursday’s council meeting to allow further consideration.

A number of former councillors were all strongly supportive of the change as having broad community benefit. The option will be subject to stringent conditions, including tenant precommitments of at least 50 per cent of the building.
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Melbourne, unfortunately, knows all about tenants seeking larger campus style floor plates.
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Looking good. Only a few years ago there was a plan to impose a 100 metre height limit in Southbank. Thank goodness we dodged that bullet.

Draft Southbank Structure Plan 2010
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Swanston Central, 237m.





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Looking good. Only a few years ago there was a plan to impose a 100 metre height limit in Southbank. Thank goodness we dodged that bullet.

Draft Southbank Structure Plan 2010
proper planning, linking SXS to Newport and making sure the balance of developer community feedback (which is off to a good start) allows for pedestrian friendly streets, Southbank and FB could easily hold 250,000

Manhattan, London, Paris. all have enormous populations in areas of similar size.
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 04:10 PM   #236
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We haven't had any news on the 380 Lonsdale Street development for some time, so pdoff's post today was particularly welcome. It seems that the conjoined towers, up to 217m, are on track, with a very healthy level of sales, finance in place and a date set for demolition of the car park currently on the site.

"I spoke with a marketing agent this week, FWIW:

- 500 of the 600 apartments of the taller tower are sold
- the shorter tower has the hotel and a further 100 unsold apartments
- they are fully funded by their bank(s) to commence
- Demo starts in August"

Thanks to A-brain for 1st render and PaPa Riddlz for the others. The aerial shot of Melbourne looks very dated, but this project was dawdling along until Brady took over and launched its sales campaign in Oct. '16. Brady's reputation amongst tower fans is poor, largely because of Vision's disappointing southern facade, but it seems to have retained the original design, which has an interesting glass skin and welcome features like a laneway extending the full depth of the scheme, from Lonsdale to Little Lonsdale Street. The taller 67L tower fronts Little Lonsdale, in a block which contains two towers currently under construction i.e. 399 Little Lonsdale (an Ibis/Novotel project, with a total of 478 rooms, 125m) and Union Tower (resi, 122m). The 52L shorter tower in 380 Lonsdale, which fronts Lonsdale Street, will include a 312 room hotel. In a week when there was a ground breaking ceremony for the Peppers Southbank scheme, one can only hope that Melbourne can absorb this flood of new hotel rooms.




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http://www.afr.com/real-estate/baran...0170722-gxgm6n

https://www.theurbandeveloper.com/ur...t-of-the-year/

Well done Barangaroo.

Wins the top gong.

Well deserved. It has been an wonderful addition to Sydney's CBD. And only really half complete.
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^that link wont work

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Barangaroo wins Urban Taskforce best development despite delays and opposition




Urban Taskforce's best development of the year: Barangaroo South.




Sydney's newest harbourside mixed-use precinct Barangaroo by Lendlease has been named Urban Taskforce's Development of the Year for 2017.

The property development industry group's annual Development Excellence Awards, which also received entries from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, also awarded Mirvac's EY Centre on Sydney's George Street the best CBD office tower for the year and Charter Hall's 1 Parramatta Square offices in Sydney's west the best metro office development.

"Our awards specifically recognise the risk developers take to realise major projects and Barangaroo South has battled planning delays, campaigns against it, uncertain economic times, yet it has triumphed as the most significant addition to Sydney's global economic status while being an incredibly vital people space loved by Sydneysiders," Urban Taskforce chief executive Chris Johnson said.

"With tens of thousands of workers in the most up-to-date offices in the country as well as the incredible strip of waterfront restaurants that are always full, to the shopping precincts and the residential buildings, Barangaroo South has created a successful, dynamic precinct that lifts Sydney's position as a global city."


Once-in-a-generation development: The interior of Barangaroo, Tower One.



The panel of judges consisted of NSW Government Architect Peter Poulet, Urbis planner John Wynne, quantity surveyor John Ferrarin, Sydney Morning Herald's Carolyn Cummins and real estate financier KWC's David Tanevski.

The Lendlease Group operates in the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas regions in the areas of: - retail property management, asset management and development; - large scale urban regeneration and greenfield development projects; - real estate inve



They looked at design, economic performance, environmental commitment and innovation in determining the winners.

Barangaroo's winning edge also includes its connection to transport including Wynyard train station and ferry wharves as well as a future new metro station.

"We all could see that this project was a once-in-a-generation development that has changed Sydney forever," Mr Poulet said.

In retail, the judges gave the best development price to Woolworths Crows Nest, developed by Woolworths Limited and facade-designed by a+ design group.


NSW Government Architect Peter Poulet says Barangaroo has changed Sydney forever.
Hyecorp Property Group's Sienna in Willoughby in Sydney's north shore took the Affordable Housing Development gong. The judges said 43 of its 74 apartments were affordable, sold at about $700,000 or 10 to 15 per cent cheaper than the suburb's full market value. Sydney's median house price is nearly $1.2 million according to Domain Group.

Legacy Property Group won the high-rise city apartment award for its Capitol project in Bondi Junction while Crown Group won best metro high rise apartments for its Parramatta tower V by Crown Group.

Helm Pty Limited has the best mid-rise apartment project, Laurier in Cremorne in Sydney's lower north shore.
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The development as a whole is fantastic....but the aesthetics of the towers, especially the two smaller towers are nothing short of an ugly hulking mess.

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