A development application has been proposed for a new skinny 8-metre wide 15-storey student accommodation building located at 487 Boundary Street, Spring Hill.
Melbourne-based Deague Group are proposing the development which would comprise of 248 student accommodation rooms with communal recreation space on the Common Plaza Level, Level 5 and the rooftop.
The site previously formed an ancillary use as part of the previous Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) building located at 477 Boundary Street, Spring Hill. The Main Roads Building has recently undergone redevelopment as the Art Series Hotel Group by the Asian Pacific Group (The Johnson).
According to the development application, the site is currently ‘underutilised’ and has leftover dilapidated landscaping and a car park associated with the former Main Roads Building.
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Accordingly, the proposal states that the new student accommodation development will revitalise the site, complimenting the adjoining The Johnson hotel and contribute to the ongoing urban renewal of Spring Hill.
Designed by Ellivo Architects, the proposed gross floor area of the development is 6,532 sqm and will include 30 car spaces and 125 bicycle spaces.
The development plans to be even narrower than the 9m wide 466 Ann Street residential development proposal in the CBD.
The development application number for this project is A004892414.