High on the success of Sky One's release, the Box Hill project's development team decided to strike while the iron was hot and lodge an application to the City of Whitehorse for another Box Hill project in December 2016.
The developer, Golden Age Development Group, recently announced they had taken the first steps of the planning approval process which included the Minister for Planning approving their new proposal for public exhibition.
The Golden Age team worked with City of Whitehorse Officers in the documentation for their project, having acquired the site from them in August 2016 for $51.8million. The mixed-use redevelopment is proposed to include a high quality residential offering together with carefully curated retail spaces with a focus on food and entertainment.
Golden Age Managing Director Jeff Xu expressed gratitude for the City of Whitehorse and their assistance in the proposal for a development they believe will raise the level of amenity and services in the "much loved Box Hill Central precinct".
“Not only would this project allow us to provide a significant amount of open public space, retail and entertainment for the community, it would also enable us to build a new and much larger childcare centre, which could accommodate significantly more spaces than the existing facility," Mr Xu said.
The development proposed includes a boutique hotel, a large childcare facility, recreational gym, commercial office, consulting suites and features a large component of public spaces in the centre of the site.
The yet-to-be-named project is set to further elevate the level of amenity and services in this key Box Hill Central precinct to new heights and increase the destination reputation of the area for a great food and entertainment experience.
Located at 517-521 Station Street, at the intersection of Station St and Cambridge Road, the design for the corner site has been conceptualised by DKO Architecture and is proposed to include three-feature buildings - two of which would rise 18 levels from above a podium, and the third which would rise six levels.
A serene oasis in the form of terrace gardens would be publicly accessible, whilst three levels of basement carparking would ensure ample car spaces for office workers, residents, visitors and childcare services.
Golden Age has also proposed facilities that will include further community benefits through the inclusion of suites that will suit a health and wellbeing centre.
The site would also enable provision of a complete retail offering for the area, complementing the three levels of retail that are being launched at the neighbouring Sky One development at 545 Station Street.