Developer Mirvac and Freemasons Victoria have been granted planning approval to deliver a new 275-apartment building in East Melbourne.
The joint venture will redevelop the Dallas brooks Hall site at 300 Albert Street into a luxury apartment building as well as the new headquarters for Freemasons Victoria fronting Victoria Parade. The project will be designed by architectural firm Bates Smart.
Freemasons Victoria CEO Peter Henshall said it was important for the organisation to align itself with a builder that understood the importance the organisation placed on combining "both exceptional architecture and craftsmanship, adding to Melbourne's rich fabric of significant buildings".
Mirvac’s Head of Residential John Carfi said, “The design seamlessly integrates the residences into the Fitzroy Gardens, creating a sanctuary on the doorstep of the city. This is a premium apartment development that will offer superb amenity, connectivity and customisation for its residents."“Although still in its early stages, we are receiving strong interest from the owner occupier downsizer market and inner city professionals looking to upgrade.
“We continue to work through the final design for the project and look forward to delivering this prestigious development with the Freemasons.”
Mirvac has previously delivered projects such as The Melburnian, Laureate in Albert Park, River Homes and Yarra Point at Yarra’s Edge.
Mirvac’s East Melbourne development is anticipated to be released to the market in early 2016.