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http://www.theage.com.au/news/natio...ets-green-light/2008/03/05/1204402560580.html

CUB development gets green light

Cameron Houston
March 6, 2008



An artist's view of the plan.

A RADICAL $800 million scheme to transform the derelict Carlton and United Breweries site has been given the green light by Planning Minister Justin Madden, despite opposition from Melbourne City Council.

Developer Grocon will build more than 280,000 square metres of offices, shops, apartments, student accommodation and public space on the 1.6-hectare site in Carlton.

Five separate buildings will range in height from 66 storeys at Victoria Street to 11 storeys near Queensberry Street.

Grocon chief executive Daniel Grollo said the project would commemorate and extend Melbourne's traditional spine running from the former brewery to the Shrine of Remembrance.

The development will have a minimum five-star rating under the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating.

Construction is expected to begin this year.

But the scale and intensity of the plan has angered the council. Planning spokeswoman Catherine Ng said the height of the buildings — particularly towards the Melbourne University end of the site — was inappropriate and at odds with council planning provisions.

"The council is pleased to see the last bombsite being developed, but it is less than desirable that there is no public process to enable an independent review of this significant development," she said.

Mr Madden said the dilapidated site was of "genuine state significance" and due for renewal. He seized planning control of the development last July.
 

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Whew, so the MCC opposed it, after all those years of neglect. This could so easily have become a drawn-out cat-fight, shades of the St Kilda triangle.

I think this is going to be one of, if not the most exciting development in Australia (first concepts of Perth waterfront looking wonderful also - and the GC 101-storey supertall twin if that gets going, I suppose, altho i don't think even that can match this).

The inspiring nature of the first DCM renders of the CUB tower, it's Shrine axis position and ARM's wonderful Bronte arch will make this very special indeed. Hooray.
 

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new designs for the buildings maybe? Article from todays HUN




$800m plan brews for Carlton Brewery site
Ian Royall

March 07, 2008 12:00am

THE biggest redevelopment in central Melbourne since the revamp of the Queen Victoria Women's Hospital site has been given the green light.
The $800 million rebirth of the former Carlton Brewery site will go ahead after formal approval by Planning Minister Justin Madden.


The project will feature five distinct buildings, which will be a mix of flats, offices and shops.

About 30 per cent of the land will be devoted to public space.

Construction is expected to start by the end of the year and be completed by 2012.

The Carlton Brewery name will be retained for the project, which is bordered by Swanston, Bouverie, Victoria and Queensberry streets.

One of the first tasks will be an archaeological investigation starting in May, Grocon chief executive Daniel Grollo said.

"We want to look at the use of the site over time," he said.

"We know there was a brewery on site from 1854 to 1989, but we're unsure of what other uses the site has been subject to over the years."

The buildings will vary in height from 66 storeys off Victoria St, to 11 storeys off Queensberry St.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23330173-2862,00.html
 

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WOW, just build it!

What archaeological investigation? It's not Pompeii for Christ sake! lol:eek:hno:

Any more renders brother???

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http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23323326-2862,00.html
Carlton Brewery development in Melbourne CBD approved
Ian Royall

March 05, 2008 12:00am
PLANS for the redevelopment of the Carlton Brewery site on Melbourne CBD's northern fringe have been approved.

State Planning Minister Justin Madden today gave the go-ahead for Grocon's proposal for the Swanston St site.

The $800 million project will feature five distinct buildings on the 1.6ha site, including a 66-storey tower at the corner of Bouverie and Victoria sts.

It includes apartments, commercial buildings and shops.

And about 30 per cent of the land will be devoted to public space.

Work on the project is expected to start by the end of the year.

Coles has already agreed to taking between 4000 and 6000 square metres of retail space.

Grocon chief executive Daniel Grollo also said an archaeological investigation would start on the site in May.

"We want to look at the use of the site over time. We know there was a brewery on site from 1854 to 1989 but we're unsure of what other uses the site has been subject to over the years."

Five separate architectural firms -Ashton Raggatt McDougall, Denton Corker Marshall, Minifie Nixon, McBride Charles Ryan and NH Architecture - were selected to design buildings for the project.

The buildings will vary in height from 66 storeys off Victoria St, to 11 storeys off Queensberry St.

Grocon bought the site from RMIT for $39 million in late 2006.

RMIT is planning a design hub at the corner of Swanston and Victoria streets.
 

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WOW, just build it!

What archaeological investigation? It's not Pompeii for Christ sake! lol:eek:hno:

Any more renders brother???

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Replicating a 'Summing up' post on the Vic forum's CUB thread for those who don't go there:

From earlier posts by Archi, Culwulla,Curtain. Edward, melbournee12, and maybe some others I've missed.

The project site and building designations:






The DCM tower, building 4 at the corner of Victoria St and Bouverie, the first building to be constructed, starting later this year. Originally proposed at 51 levels office with roof height of 229m plus 50m light column as counterpoint to the Shrine Axis, giving it RL of 300m, same as Eureka.

Its now to be 66 levels, but we're unsure if it is now to be mixed use, and therefore at the same height, or if a height increase is in store. Archi thinks it might remain the same, but we're all still hoping for more...

Curtain added these height markers. The 140 or so levels of little window-like dots in this first and only real render are a bit misleading, but it's an exciting design.
The MCC requirement for this building demanded it have exceptional landmark architectural qualities.

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The ARM treble arch, Building 5, 21 levels on one side, rising to 25 levels on the other, it's in the project's extension of the Swanston Street axis facing The Shrine.





The side notes on this post by Edward off the ARM
website in part answers Gappa's question below on just how the CUB buildings reference and acknowledge The Shrine. The DCM tower, we expect, will also do this with its light column feature.







BUILDING 3, proposed at 10 levels on Swanston Street near the corner of Queensberry, but with the historic hotel on the corner to be retained. It's the Queensberry Hotel.

Architects Minifie Nixon on their website describe Building 3 as a 10-level, 1,000sq m building with two floorplates, retail on the lower levels and/or commercial and apartments on the upper levels. The internal elevation (below) makes this green building and those it joins to look more interesting.








BUILDING 2, proposed at 13 levels, it's the center building on Queensbury. Skybridges will link it to building 3, and maybe building one on the other side. It has a supermarket and carparking below ground.







BUILDING 1, corner of Queensberry and Bouverie Streets closest to Melbourne Uni, it was the mystery McBride Charles Ryan render posted by melbournee12 this week. Proposed at 11 levels.






THE RMIT Design Hub, think that's what it's to be called, is proposed at 20 levels reducing to 5, at the corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets. I think that's also scheduled for an early start. No render yet.

THE HERITAGE MALT STORE behind it on Swanston Street is to be retained. As are the old bluestone CUB offices on Bouverie Street, incorporated into the base of the DCM tower with columns creating a tall void above as I recall.

The site: an aerial posted by Culwulla








Finally, superimposed on the aerial here is a restrained but new impression of the complex at max 279m height by multi-talented local artist, P. La Bront.





That's it. Bronte.
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The archeological study: This site was vacant since 1989, and the buildings were demolished from memory in the early 1990s. Obviously RMIT, owner by then, were just waiting for 15 years or so for a developer to come along and pay for the archeological study.



 

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Bronte' looks like some interesting archeology finds already in your second pic....Not being an expert in that field but those curved objects look to have come from the 'Automotive plastic bumper era' and interesting side line is the yellow one may have even come from a taxi of the period.....hope this helps as a start anyway!
 

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every now and then (maybe every construction cycle) a building comes along in melbourne that i want in sydney, last one was Eureka. The tall tower of the masterplan for CUB is it. lets hope it gets built as per [email protected] 1m higher then MLC, it doesnt look tall so it must be massive. ive always liked the light tower above. something i would design if i had a chance.
@ 300mRl it probably will appear higher then E from the west.
alot of people dont realise that 120collins is RL290m only 10m lower then Eureka.
great stuff
 

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Herald Sun readers invited to name Melbourne laneway

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23346446-2862,00.html

HERE'S your chance to name a laneway in Melbourne's next big development, an $800 million project by Grocon at the former Carlton United Brewery site, on the CBD's northern fringe.

Grocon chief executive Daniel Grollo said he was looking for names to honour the history of the site.

The 1.8ha Carlton Brewery site is bordered by Bouverie, Queensberry, Swanston and Victoria streets.

The names of Ballarat St and Brewery Lane will stay.

Mr Grollo said he hoped for great ideas to name the main thoroughfare, which comes up from Swanston St and has views right down to the Shrine.
Laneways would be a feature of the project as they had been at QV, the company's previous CBD project, he said.

"We like them and we need them and we want to keep that theme here," Mr Grollo said.

He used the example of Red Cape Lane in the QV complex as the product of a public suggestion.

The lane was named in honour of the nurses who wore distinctive capes while on duty at the former Queen Victoria Hospital.

"The name of Red Cape Lane is great," Mr Grollo said. "We wouldn't have thought of that. Maybe we can do the same here."

The project's five separate buildings will be a combination of apartments, offices and shops.

Open public space will comprise about 30 per cent of the land.

Five separate architectural firms -- Ashton Raggatt McDougall, Denton Corker Marshall, Minifie Nixon, McBride Charles Ryan and NH Architecture -- were selected to design buildings for the Carlton project.

Coles has already agreed to taking between 4000 and 6000sq m of retail space.

Grocon bought the site from RMIT for $39 million in 2006. It has been unused since 1989.

RMIT is planning a design hub -- a sixth building -- at the corner of Swanston and Victoria streets.
 

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seems like there is two threads about the CUB site....but I just posted a suggestion on the other....not wanting to sound like a suck but.....How about 'Culwulla Lane' although a Sydney guy I think he represents all us SSC guys...here and internationally...IMO. It could be the closest SSC way we could put our stamp on Melbournes development.....It will probably end up Vic Bitter Lane????
 
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