ONSITE Magazine - ONSITE at Classic East Melbourne
Overlooking Fitzroy Gardens and Yarra Park and close to Melbourne’s famous sporting precinct, Built is constructing the $75 million Classic East Melbourne residential development for a Brookfield and Cbus Property joint venture. The project will deliver 64 luxury inner city apartments across three unique boutique buildings - Mosspennoch, Parade and 22 Clarendon.
A highlight of the project is the refurbishment of the heritage listed mansion Mosspennoch House. Built in 1881 for prominent lawyer James Liddell Purves QC and with a range of uses throughout its history, the double fronted Italianate mansion is being converted into six luxury apartments as the building is restored to its original splendor.
Complementing the heritage beauty of Mosspennoch House with its contemporary finish, a second residential building at 22 Clarendon Street will deliver six levels of premium accommodation within a unique glass facade.
On Wellington Parade, the facade of the original Parade Hotel will be preserved and extended to accommodate 46 apartments. When complete, it will include communal lounge facilities on the ground floor, with the Parade’s second floor converted into a luxury three bedroom
Close to the MCG, the Parade building has an important place in AFL legend. In May 1859 a small group of Melbourne Cricket Club members and journalists gathered at the Parade Hotel’s bar and, over a pint, formally drew up the first rules of the game. It is said that the birth of AFL footy came from the need to keep our cricketers fit during the off-season!
Expected to be completed in early 2018, with approximately 90 workers onsite each day, the Classic East Melbourne project is a great example of Built playing a role in building and preserving the fabric of our community.