Century Old Abbotsford School Set to Become Apartments

IT WILL be the end of another era in Abbotsford when apartment builders redevelop the property known for more than a century as the St Joseph’s Technical School.

The prominent site at 73 – 103 Nicholson Street, at the intersection of Mollison and Little Charles streets, has sold for more than $9 million to a developer.

Operating between 1893 and 1990 under the auspice of the Christian Brothers, and more recently as a campus for Steiner school Sofia Mundi, the 4800 square metre inner-city site was offloaded by the Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Melbourne.

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China Based Developers Flood Melbourne

CHINA-based developers are swarming to redevelop Melbourne residential projects, with 11 projects, yielding some 3000 flats on the cards.

Last month the Jiangxi-based Lyz Group paid the Deague family about $23 million for a major residential development site in Daly Street, South Yarra.

North of the city, Chinese developers are also behind a controversial redevelopment of the Northcote AMF Bowl Centre.

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