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20-22 Queens Road

  • Client

    JD Group Pty Ltd

  • Council

    Port Phillip City Council

  • Location

    20-22 Queens Road, Melbourne

  • Contact

    Simon Martin


Development Summary

Construction of a 16-storey iconic residential building which includes a mix of luxury apartments overlooking regionally significant Albert Park and broader environs.

Project Characteristics                                                     The site presented a unique development opportunity for the construction of a multi-storey residential building. 

ratio: worked closely with Rothe Lowman Architects Pty Ltd through the design development stage to realise the approval of an iconic development of architectural excellence. The building, known as "Victoriana" was launched to the market in May 2017 with construction scheduled for late 2017 - early 2018.

Of note, the site is affected by a number of prescriptive planning controls contained within the Port Phillip Planning Scheme, with the Design and Development Overlay recommending a 40.0 metre maximum building height.

The challenge for the team was to convince VCAT of the merits of a taller building on this strategic development site. Following detailed negotiations with Council and objectors, the application was ultimately supported by VCAT, with an “on the spot” approval granted by in May 2015. Despite the recommended 40.0 metre height restriction, the Tribunal was supportive of a development with a maximum height of 54.22 metres.