Veriu has pre-committed to its second Melbourne hotel in a week. The Sydney-based hotelier, established in 2000 by Alex Thorpe and Rhys Williams, who met when they were 10 and studied communications together at university, will operate a 95-key inn at 23-33 Johnston Street, Collingwood, a property owned by Tim Gurner. The Johnston Street leaseRead more
Hines – one of the world’s largest privately owned real estate investment and development firms – is paying $28.5 million for a half acre plot in Collingwood, in Melbourne’s inner north-east. The properties, covering 36-52 Wellington Street, at the south-east corner of Northumberland Street, are set to be replaced with a “highly-sustainable” commercial development. TheRead more
An inner-Melbourne site known to a select few unlucky occupants has hit the market. The Melbourne Impound Yard at 34 Cromwell Street, Collingwood (pictured top, left and bottom), is being promoted as an investment with office redevelopment potential. Walking distance the CBD, the 2016 square metre site is about 350 metres away from the North RichmondRead more
The tallest mural in the southern hemisphere is taking shape on a public housing block in Melbourne’s Collingwood. Artist Matt Adnate has painted two of the four faces set to adorn his latest work, covering 20-storeys, being the southern wall of 240 Wellington Street, about two kilometres north-east of the city. One of the facesRead more
Soon you might be able to get a drink around the Collingwood Children’s Farm – which is actually in Abbotsford. The owners of The Farm Café, which serves customers from a café off the Main Yarra Trail, and also a kiosk accessed from the Collingwood Children’s Farm, are seeking permission from the City of YarraRead more
Former Collingwood ruckman turned property developer Vaughan Ellis, with his wife, Sue (pictured), are selling their hilltop Red Hill estate, Maison de la Mer, which they built “sparing no expense” 10 years ago. Described as one of the Mornington Peninsula’s finest holdings, the six acre property at 60 Sheehans Road is expected to sell forRead more
A Collingwood church marketed to commercial users or residential renovators five years ago – has been converted into one of Melbourne inner city’s most spectacular homes, and reoffered for between $5.8 million and $6.38 million – a price which, if achieved, is thought would set a suburban price record. The Courtyard House, as it isRead more
IT WILL be the end of an era in Port Melbourne next spring, when Circus Oz plans to cross town.
The unique business, one of only four in Australia supported as an ‘international company’ by both the state and federal governments – will relocate to a Skills Victoria owned site at 35 Johnston Street in the inner north-east suburb of Collingwood.
The circus’s outgoing Port Melbourne headquarters at 40 Bay Street is on crown land but may be sold down the track, as it fills a major gap separating the popular retail strip, from the beach.Read more
SOON, Melbourne’s eyesore commission flat towers might not be the tallest buildings within their suburbs.
Far from being daunted by new planning minister Matthew Guy shredding of the Brumby government’s problematic Melbourne 2030 planning policy (which he argued in Opposition treated metropolitan Melbourne like one giant development zone), residential developers are still proposing big, bold buildings. This is despite Melbourne planning being a relative state of limbo until a new planning strategy is formulated.
This time, in Magpie land and near the Victoria Park stadium (pictured) and train station, a proposal has been lodged to build a 204-unit residential village with ground floor shops and a 17-level tower.Read more
THE Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc has paid $4.45 million for an office in Collingwood, in Melbourne’s inner north-east. VACCHO will owner occupy the building at 17 – 23 Sackville Street. The private sale was negotiated by Teska Carson. The vendor was Rainbow Display Systems.Read more
TECHNICIANS, fit-out specialists and suburban leasing agents were burning the midnight-oil in Mulgrave, in the hours following a disastrous fire that almost gutted Silver Top Taxis’ Collingwood headquarters on Tuesday.
Within eight hours of the fire which destroyed Silver Top’s inner-city office and call centre, management was signing a six month lease for a 776 square metre building at Miles Street, an office and call centre until recently occupied by National Hearing.
Melbourne’s pub market will be tested again, with prominent Albert Park hangout The Beach Hotel up for sale, with a price of about $12 million.Read more
Former Collingwood champion Nathan Buckley surprised the 80-strong crowd at the launch of Colliers International’s new eastern office in Clayton this week by commenting on some of the misadventures of his former teammates this year.Read more
Collingwood is one of Melbourne’s most affordable inner-city suburbs, and is wedged between the more expensive suburbs of Fitzroy to the west, Abbotsford to the east, Fitzroy North to the north and East Melbourne to the south.Read more
Forza Capital has applied to build an 11 level office atop an existing four storey car park in Melbourne’s inner north east Abbotsford. The proposal includes 17,038 square metres of lettable area and would rise 59 metres, or 63m to the top of plant screening. The upper three floors would be inset to allow forRead more
The COVID-19 led collapse of the travel industry has claimed another 91 Flight Centre stores. The ASX-listed group announced in April it would shut 330 agencies resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs despite reshuffling. Shortly after, it sold its St Kilda Road headquarters for $62.15 million and undertook a $700m capital raising. FollowingRead more
EXCLUSIVE The outgoing Fitzroy headquarters of luxury skincare brand Aesop has traded for a speculated $7.85 million – valuing the land at about $9500 per square metre, amongst the highest in Melbourne’s fringe. A double storey building will soon be razed for a speculated mixed-use project. The address is opposite the former British Crown HotelRead more
Qantas is conducting a group wide review of its rented space, particularly corporate offices. The airline is headquartered at a 49,000 square metre facility at Sydney’s Mascot while its Jetstar arm is based in Melbourne’s Collingwood. Property occupied for flight simulator centres – the group again isolating the south eastern capitals – as well asRead more
Victorian planning minister Richard Wynne – with the backing of the COVID Building Recovery Taskforce – today approved 10 projects worth a total of more than $2 billion. The biggest – a mixed-use village comprising three towers – is earmarked for a 9720 square metre South Melbourne site opposite South Wharf. With an end valueRead more
PrimeLand Group with Singaporean fund Baksh Capital has paid $9 million for East Melbourne’s Magnolia Court with intentions to renovate and extend it. The guesthouse at 95-101 Powlett Street wasn’t for sale six months ago however, with hospitality one of the hardest hit sectors in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, vendor Leaper HoldingsRead more