Providing services in town and regional planning, traffic engineering, sustainable transportation planning and urban design.

Capitol Grand


cnr Chapel Street & Toorak Road

South Yarra
  • Architect

    Bates Smart Architects

  • Council

    City of Stonnington

  • Location

    cnr. Chapel St & Toorak Road, South Yarra

  • Contact

    David Crowder


Development Summary

The highest building outside Melbourne’s city centre has been approved, with VCAT giving its approval for the 50-storey Capitol Grand development at the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra. The building, designed by Bates Smart architects and landscape architect Jack Merlo, will have over 450 apartments and luxury retail tenancies at podium level.

The proposal was rejected by Stonnington councillors,
despite ratio: and other members of the consultant team
working closely with Council staff to gain a positive officer’s
recommendation. ratio: also appeared before an
Independent Panel for the “Chapel re-Vision’ amendment,
submitting that the site should be formally identified as
being suitable for an ‘architectural landmark’ and ‘urban
marker’ development.

The approved building, which will be iconic, slender and
sculptured, will be an architectural landmark for South Yarra,
and the catalyst for the rejuvenation and revitalisation of the
northern end of Chapel Street.