Another Apartment Tower Earmarked For Behind Melbourne High School

ANOTHER week, and another high rise apartment project has been unveiled in South Yarra.
 
This time, the former Kookai office and warehouse at 50 Claremont Street will be demolished, and replaced with a 20-level, 188-unit apartment building, designed by architect Bird de la Coeur, with interiors by Hassell.
 
Many of the units in the $110 million Claremont South Yarra development will offer unobstructed city and township views over Melbourne High School.

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VCAT Approves High Rise Apartment Building, Behind Melbourne High School

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has approved a controversial high rise apartment building, behind Melbourne High School.

The approved 100 unit tower will rise about 50 metres, and be developed on the site of a Lamborghini dealership, on the corner of Chapel Street and Alexandra Avenue, in South Yarra.

The approval comes months after planning minister Justin Madden imposed a 38 metre height restriction in the South Yarra pocket known as Forrest Hill, bound by the train line, Toorak Road, Alexandra Avenue and Chapel Street. Shortly after, VCAT approved a 38-level, 133 metre tower for the Capitol Bakeries site, on the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road.

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