Image credit: Poly Developments & Holdings/ GlobeNewswire.
Probuild has been selected as preferred builder for a new development at 843 Whitehorse Road in Box Hill.
Developer Poly Global submitted an application for the site last year, which proposes a mixed-use tower with 36,817 sq m of floor space, with 29 storeys reserved for 370 apartments, two storeys of commercial office space, two storeys of retail and a further two storeys of common area amenities.
The 2,000 sq m site – formerly a service station – was purchased in 2018 for $22.55 million.
The build is one of a number of high-profile developments going up in the booming area, with recent notable projects including Grocon’s 20-storey ATO building, also on Whitehorse road.
This isn’t the first time Poly Global will engage Probuild – the Tier 1 builder’s current pipeline of work includes the $500 million 1000 LaTrobe Street development in Docklands, which is due for completion this year.
Also in the CBD, Probuild is currently constructing one of Melbourne’s largest ever private developments, West Side Place by Far East Consortium.
The twin tower development will feature over 1,300 apartments and a Ritz-Carlton hotel.
Poly Global’s Ryan Cox lauded “the combination of a central location, nearby some of Melbourne’s best educational institutions and the rapidly evolving community of Box Hill.”
Poly Global has seized the opportunity to cater to the influx of young families and downsizers to the area, which otherwise would have been a student hub, a smart pivot for the developer considering the current climate.
“An area which has traditionally appealed to students is now attracting young families and downsizers who crave the ability to access their lifestyle needs quickly and at ease,” Cox said.
The addition of expansive shared amenities has been done to create a community amongst residents of the building.
“We are exploring a range of diverse and high-end amenities suitable to these buyers to ensure the development meets their holistic lifestyle needs,” Cox said.
Design of the Box Hill development has been done by renowned architects Fender Katsalidis, and director David Sutherland said “this mixed-use building will be a vibrant contribution to Box Hill as it evolves as a new city in Melbourne.”
The announcement of Probuild as preferred for the project adds to the company’s pipeline – the builder recently acquired two high-profile jobs from defunct Grocon construction companies.
Probuild was also named preferred for the $60 million Golden Age Group development at 130 Little Collins Street last year, marking the third project they have delivered together.
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