Minister of Planning, Richard Whynne announced the approval of the $200 million redevelopment of Melbourne's Wesley Church site. Despite the entire site listing on the Victorian Heritage Register, the Heritage Council has already granted the necessary demolition permit for some of the buildings on site, including the Princess Mary Club which will be recognised with a plaque.
The redevelopment of the Wesley Church site at 118-148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne is located in the heart of Melbourne's entertainment and cultural precinct. The project will aim to create a green, active, connected and welcoming urban environment, providing a calm sanctuary in Melbourne's busy CBD. The Wesley Church planned to upgrade the surrounding historic buildings on the site and with the approval of this project, the church will have a helping hand in this restoration plan.
“This new tower for the Wesley Church site will deliver more office space to the inner city without overwhelming the historic neighbouring church.” Richard Wynne, Minister of planning.
The team currently involved in the project includes,
- Developer: Leighton Properties
- Architect & Urban Context: Cox Architecture
- Planning: Urbis
- Heritage Consultant: Lovell Chen
- Landscape, ESD & Public Realm: AECOM
- Traffic Engineer: Traffix Group
- Wind Assessment: Mel Consultants
- Waste: Leigh Design
- Quantity Surveyor: RLB
- Building Surveyor: Gardner Group
All parties involved in the delivery of the project understand that any development on the site is required to place emphasis on building relationships between people and nurture community relationships. The development must also aim to restore and enhance the historic buildings, where possible.
What to expect:
- Ground and lower level retail space
- Ground level parking
- Two public walkways through the site
- 34 level commercial office tower
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