Jesuits sell Melbourne youth centre to developer

Mileu’s proposed The Saxon.


Jesuit Social Services has quietly sold a prominent inner north Melbourne youth centre to local developer Milieu.

The L-shaped site (left) and substation set to be razed.

The Brosnan Centre on a 1717 square metre L-shaped site at 10 Dawson Street (Google Street View, top), on the north west corner of Saxon, is now earmarked for an eight storey apartment complex.

Branded The Saxon, penned by Jackson Clements Burrows, it will contain two and three bedroom units with gardens by Oculus.

A historic substation will be demolished for it.

The Jesuits moved into the pocket, including a nearby property, 291 Sydney Road, in 1987.

The high profile block abuts Brunswick Baths, diagonally adjacent to the suburb’s Art Deco library near a former hat factory now occupied by Victoria Police.

Brunswick is six kilometres from the CBD (story continues below).

Milieu invests in Brunswick again

Elsewhere in Brunswick, Milieu with Mirvac are constructing a nine level build to rent tower with 257 units, LIV Albert Fields, on part of an Albert Street site which until the 1940s operated as a quarry.

On a site next to that, Stockland has also earmarked a major apartment building.

Nearer to the Sydney Rd retail strip, US based Hines with Cadillac Fairview is also proposing a BTR tower on a site the former acquired for $16.5m in August, 2022.

Wulff Projects meanwhile, is also planning a high density residential project on a Victoria Street warehouse it bought for $4.85m that October.

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Marc Pallisco

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