Melbourne’s CBD is set to be home to a new
Peddle Thorp designed 59 level residential tower on the current site of Phillips Shirts at 274-276 Little Lonsdale Street if a current development application is approved.
The tower’s design has been compared to Australia 108 with the façade a stripped gradation from top to bottom. The main tower shares an aesthetic quality with the shorter buildings in the area. It will feature sheer glazed curtain walls with balconies behind. A bronze coloured veil will add a dash of colour and ensure the tower stands out.
Development of the tower will be handled by
Brady Corp and would join the company’s two other recent projects in Melbourne Sky and Melbourne Star with which it would share a boundary.
It will stand at 186 metres tall and feature 314 apartments with 42 car spaces and 94 bike spaces across four basements levels and 148 square metres of ground floor retail.
Most of the current site will be demolished under the application with the existing façade remaining along the Little Lonsdale Street frontage continuing along Zevenboom Lane.
The Urbis Planning Report explained that although the façade was not heritage listed, it contributed positively to the streetscape and its adaptation would be an appealing feature of the new development.
The ground site covers 735 square metres, smaller than other similar developments in the area but it would be one of the tallest among a rapidly developing Melbourne centre.