Vasey RSL Care Sells Hawthorn Hostel For $7 Million

VASEY RSL Care has reaped almost $7 million from the sale of a disused hostel on a massive block of land in one of Hawthorn’s more revered streets.

The 3560 square metre block at 20 Lisson Grove not far from the Yarra River and Richmond border is understood to have sold to a residential developer, but this could not be confirmed with Kliger Wood selling agents Nick Breheny or Eugene Wood.

Not far away on the corner of Lisson Grove and Glenferrie Road, the former Hawthorn Receptions Centre hit the market earlier this month with price expectations of about $8.5 million.

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Residential Developer Buys Camberwell Site Until Recently Earmarked to Become Offices

A PROMINENT Camberwell development site opposite the suburb’s Town Hall and until recently earmarked to become a $50 million office building, has sold for $7.7 million to residential developer, Trenerry Property Group.

The site at 347 Camberwell Road, north-west of the busy Camberwell Junction, sold with a permit for a four-level, 8277 square metre office.

However given the recent success apartment projects in the area recently, including Aerial at the Camberwell Junction, the vendor, local developer CGA Bryson, was pursuing another permit for a residential based project with just 1000 square metres of office space, and 112 flats.

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CR Kennedy Site, South Yarra, Relisted For Sale

ONE of last year’s biggest development site sales has fallen through forcing the asset to be relisted for sale this week.

The South Yarra property at 661 – 669 Chapel Street is one of the last undeveloped sites within a former industrial precinct known as Forrest Hill that is being rebuilt by various builders as a new village with residential and office skyscrapers.

Occupied and still owned by photographic distributor CR Kennedy, the 3537 square metre site was reported to have sold for $25 million last December to design practice Metier3, which had just offloaded its interest in a Docklands office worth $240 million. It was expected Metier3 would exploit the South Yarra site’s 65 metre frontage to Chapel Street with an apartment-based village.

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