Revamp plans on Melbourne CBD Block underway
By Ollie Thorne on 12 December 2018
A $232 million revitalisation project that would redevelop an entire central-city block in the City of Melbourne between Bourke Street and Little Collins Street has been proposed.
The proposed redevelopment includes retail and commercial opportunities in Melbourne’s central city and a 10-storey, 40-metre development that would feature ground-floor retail spaces, two new laneway connections, commercial office space, new council offices and two public-accessible rooftops. A tender for the project will go out to developers early next year, once the development project is approved.
With almost two-thirds of the new precinct used for community spaces, commercial and retail, the plan aims to create a new landmark for Melbourne in terms of sustainable urban design. At the same time, it also allows an opportunity to create a new civic precinct and also restore the Victorian heritage-listed former Commonwealth Bank building on Bourke Street.
Construction is expected to commence in early 2020 and is set to be completed in 2024, subject to planning approvals.
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