School acquires boutique Richmond reception centre

The double storey building can’t be razed.

Melbourne Indigenous Transition School has outlaid $6.5 million for a Richmond Hill mansion-turned-reception centre.

The c1870 Victorian at 364 Church Street will become a boarding house for male, Year 7 students, ahead of transferring to partner independent, government and catholic colleges.

The Richmond property was occupied as a reception centre.

A similar accommodation complex for girls, with 18 bedrooms, was refurbished in the area, in 2020.

MITS rents its campus at nearby The Vaucluse – a building shared with Richmond Community Care.

364 Church Street

MITS secured 364 Church St following a campaign promoting the 980 square metre Neighbourhood Residential zoned site’s development upside, however the 12 room building which sits at the centre of it can’t be demolished (story continues below).

Kane Constructions will complete the fit-out at cost, understood to be $900,000.

Elsewhere in the area, last week, we reported Epworth outlaid over $4m for an art deco building beside the entrance of its Richmond hospital.

Abercromby’s Ada Taylor marketed 364 Church St.

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