A twelve storey hotel with 55 suites, but three car parks, is mooted to replace a historic workshop opposite the Royal Melbourne and Royal Women’s hospitals and Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Clinic.
The application for 61-63 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, will be the latest “super skinny” tower for the city: on the north-west corner of High Street and with rear access to Alexanders Lane, the site spreads 231 square metres.
As well as the guesthouse, the proposed DKO Architecture project will include a 49 sqm café, 18 sqm office and basement with storage, water tanks and space to lock two bicycles.
Suites above level five will enjoy north-facing district views over the hospitals to Carlton.
The block, zoned Mixed Use, cost the Melbourne developer registered as WF Flemington Pty Ltd $3.72 million last year.
For nearly a century prior, it had been occupied commercially – most recently by Holley Performance, a distributor of automotive parts (story continues below).
In the 1950s, Pauer and Co, a machinery distributor was based at the building.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the property was used for storage.
In Flemington Rd, 13-level residential complexes have been approved at 69-73, 81-83, 87-89 and 91-95.
Buildings rising nine floors have been permitted at 15-27 Wreckyn St and 48-50 Villiers St.
Eight level structures has been given the green light at 20-24 Vale St and 3-11 High St – behind the former Holley Performance workshop.