City of Melbourne okay six new towers worth $770 million

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City of Melbourne okay six new towers worth $770 million
The approved building (left) and DCM’s new ‘squared off’ version. Images: JCB and DCM/Urban Melbourne

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City of Melbourne okay six new towers worth $770 million
The approved building (left) and DCM’s new ‘squared off’ version. Images: JCB and DCM/Urban Melbourne

Three out of four development applications were supported by the City of Melbourne at a recent Future Melbourne Committee meeting, including one each from Elenberg Fraser, Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) and Hayball architects.

If the architects meet their conditions of approval then Melbournians can expect to see a 210-metre tower by Elenberg Fraser and a two-tower project by DCM developed in the CBD and a three-tower residential project by Hayball architects at the Fishermans Bend precinct.

Of the proposals, Elenberg Fraser’s curvaceous tower at 111-125 A’Beckett Street is the tallest, but by no means the most expensive. The owners of Hayball development at 850-868 Lorimer Street, are forking out $500 million for their three-tower project which has been proposed to be delivered in two stages.

DCM has taken the reigns from Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB) as the architects for 212-222 La Trobe Street and 17-25 Little La Trobe Street which was approved back in July 2016. DCM proposed a slightly altered version of JCB’s building envelope including changes to the setbacks, angles and shape of the towers as well as changing the internal floor layout to accommodate 827 student dwellings in lieu of the approved 413 dwellings. […]

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