PLANS to develop a 92-metre office building in the shape of a curtain, behind Melbourne’s historic Windsor Hotel, have been met with a lukewarm public reception – but has won the support of Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.
Land at the rear of the Spring Street hotel, opposite Parliament House, is earmarked for a $260 million, 25-level office building. An art deco building on the corner of Bourke Street – formerly home to Melbourne’s Hard Rock Cafe venture – will be demolished to make way for a new modern structure.
The Windsor Hotel’s famous “Cricketers Bar” will be demolished to make way for a new foyer. The new project is designed by architect Denton Corker Marshall.Read more