Peter Hart has applied to build an eight level office on a row of neighbouring Collingwood sites – two which for decades until April accommodated bar and sex-on-premises venue Club 80.
The proposal, known in planning documents as Peel Street Studios, will contain 2355 square metres of area with balconies on the fourth and seventh floors and 17 basement car parks.
It will incorporate the three storey former pub properties for which the local developer paid $8.1m last November: a historic warehouse at the north west corner of Little Oxford Street and a replica art deco building, west of it.
Combined these two holdings, 8 and 10 Peel Street, spread a 417 sqm site.
In March Mr Hart spent $1.9m to acquire a two level terrace on 155 sqm at 6 Peel St – which will also be retained as part of the Warren and Mahoney Architects designed office proposal.
In recent weeks, the former bar has been gutted (story continues below).
The City of Yarra will decide on the application after a public advertisement period ends on August 7.
This pocket of Collingwood, near the Fitzroy border, is about two kilometres north east of Melbourne.
Since 2018, the suburb has been a commercial development hot-spot, but most of the activity has been around the corner of Wellington and Langridge streets – 500 metres closer to the city than Peel Street Studios.
Details about some of the projects can be found in the second half of our story – here – when 8 and 10 Peel Street, Collingwood, sold nine months ago.