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38 Rutland Road, Box Hill

Planning & Traffic

38 Rutland Road

Box Hill
38 rutland road box hill
  • Client

    Moshui Pty Ltd

  • Council

    Whitehorse City Council

  • Location

    38 Rutland Road, Box Hill

  • Contact

    Blanche Manuel


Project Summary

This development seeks to introduce a striking new building designed by Jesse Ant Architects into the Box Hill Major Activity centre. The 

13 storey commercial development comprises office and restaurant floor space.

With a site area of only 450 square metres, the challenge for this development was to use the site as efficiently as possible while addressing key planning considerations associated with urban design, car parking and overshadowing of public open space. The design makes efficient use of the site, providing a mix of office and restaurant space over 13 levels.

With input from our traffic team, the design has adopted an above-ground mechanical car parking system contained within the rear portion of the first 6 levels. By providing the car parking above ground, this reduces the need for excessive excavation and provides an opportunity for the adaptive re-purposing of this floor space in the future, should the car parking become redundant.

Ratio worked closely with the project team to ensure a well-considered proposal could be presented to Council, which ultimately resulted in a permit issuing through Council,.

We look forward to seeing this development built and forming part of the changing face of Box Hill as it continues to grow and evolve.