Pratt Family’s Investment Vehicle to Redevelop California Hotel Site, Hawthorn, Into Aged Care Facility

THE development company of Melbourne’s wealthy Pratt family has won approval from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to redevelop Hawthorn’s prominent California Hotel site, into a $42 million aged care facility.
Thorney Holdings, the Pratt family’s investment vehicle, will demolish buildings on the 138 Barkers Road site, opposite Xavier College’s Jackson Oval, and replace it with a 5-level, 85-unit facility with basement car parking.
The development will replace the 82-room California Hotel facility, which was built over the Barkly train station, which closed in 1957 according to council records. 

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