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9 Prospect Street

Planning

Box Hill
  • Client

    Box Hill Investments (Vic)

  • Council

    Whitehorse City Council

  • Location

    9 Prospect Street, Box Hill

  • Contact

    Travis Finlayson

Development Summary

ratio: was successful in obtaining planning approval for a 25 storey mixed-use development comprising 187 dwellings and approximately 3,000 square metres of office floor space designed by Artisan Architects at 9 Prospect Street Box Hill.  The 1,475 square metre site is located at the southern edge within the Major Development Precinct of the Box Hill Central Activities District.

The proposed development will make an impressive architectural contribution to the activity centre as the tallest building in Prospect Street with an impressive and varied curved and angular tower form.

ratio: in conjunction with Box Hill Investments (Vic) and Artisan Architects, worked collaboratively with Whitehorse City Council to obtain a planning permit for a development that will positively contribute to the Box Hill Central Activities District.  The support from Council officers and early consultation with nearby interested parties avoided the need for the matter to proceed to VCAT.

TLC Integrated Aged Care

Planning

Surf Coast Highway

Armstrong Creek
  • Architect

    Baldasso Cortese Architects

  • Council

    Greater Geelong Council

  • Location

    Armstrong Creek

  • Contact

    Will Bromhead

ratio: have recently obtained planning approval for a state of the art TLC Aged Care facility in Armstrong Creek, an urban growth area within the City of Greater Geelong.

The site is located on Surf Coast Highway within the Armstrong Creek Precinct Structure Plan Area, and abuts Stewarts Road which forms a key pedestrian and cycle link through Armstrong Creek known as the Stewarts Road Greenway.

The two storey facility, designed by Baldasso Cortese Architects, will accommodate 180 beds, pharmacy, café, GP clinic, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy pool, mobile radiology, pathology, tele-health and other allied health services for both residents and patients from the local community. This integrated design is key to TLC Aged Care’s innovative model which focusses on a holistic approach to aged care in a modern and supportive environment.

ratio: worked closely with Greater Geelong Council, VicRoads and surrounding developers to ensure that the design of the facility sat comfortably within the emerging neighbourhood, and integrated with the Stewarts Road Greenway. This consultative approach resulted in the granting of a planning permit by Council in May 2016.

ratio: are excited to have been a part of this project which will deliver world class aged care services. 

Jackson Green

Planning

Cnr, Centre & Haughton Roads

Clayton South
  • Client

    Cedar Woods P/L

  • Council

    Kingston City Council

  • Location

    Cnr. Centre & Haughton Roads Clayton

  • Contact

    William Bromhead

Development Summary

ratio: have been working with Cedar Woods Pty Ltd, DKO Architects and MDG Landscape Architects on Jackson Green, a significant infill redevelopment site in Clayton South. The 6.5 HA site was previously occupied by Sigma Pharmaceuticals and will accommodate up to 350 dwellings at completion.

Project Characteristics

The site layout was heavily influenced by the projects namesake, a large Port Jackson Fig tree which sits close the Haughton Road frontage. This tree will be retained in the centre of an attractive and functional open space area which welcomes pedestrians and cyclists into the site.

The scale of this project necessitated early engagement with a number of Council departments in order to determine key functional aspects such as the internal road layout, drainage and pedestrian links to surrounding streets. The interface with existing residential properties along McMillan Street required careful consideration of building setbacks and massing to ensure that contemporary design of the townhouses would sit comfortably with the existing traditional building stock.

A collaborative approach with Council led to agreement on the overall concept for the site in mid 2015, with the first planning permit for 85 townhouses in the eastern portion of the site following shortly after. A planning permit for 'Wattle', a four storey apartment building fronting Haughton Road, was secured in mid 2016, with a planning application currently under consideration for a further 66 townhouses within the western portion of the site. Civil construction has now commenced on site, with further applications to be made for apartment buildings fronting Centre, Haughton and Main Roads.

ratio: is proud to work with Cedar Woods to promote urban consolidation and regeneration in Clayton South.

9-11 Williamsons Rd, Doncaster

Planning & Traffic

9-11 Williamsons Road

Doncaster
  • Client

    SPEC Property

  • Council

    City of Manningham

  • Location

    9-11 Williamsons Road, Doncaster

  • Contact

    Sam D'Amico

Development Summary

ratio: is proud to have been involved in SPEC Property’s return to Doncaster with the City of Manningham issuing a permit for the redevelopment of 9-11 Williamsons Road.

The redevelopment of the 2,660sqm site includes a series of townhouses and apartments within a 12 storey building, over basements and opposite Westfield Doncaster.

Despite receiving two objections, through active negotiations with Council and objectors, the objections were subsequently withdrawn and a permit issued by Council without the need for a VCAT hearing.