A new apartment building has been designed for Melbourne’s Cranbrook Gardens.
The iconic Victorian Gardens in Melbourne’s north have been a haven for locals for more than a century.
The city’s urban development agency, Planning and Development, has identified the Cranbrook building as the ideal new home for residents.
The Cranbrook site is at the heart of the city’s redevelopment plans, with it set to be the first development to replace the iconic Victorian Garden at the corner of St Pauls Street and Northbourne Street.
The building is set to cost $1.9 billion, according to planning data released by Planning Minister Chris Hipkins.
Mr Hipkins said it was the “perfect location” for the new development and said it would also create a new community of more than 4,000 people.
“We know that for people to live in this new building, they need to have a great home and the Cranbroers are one of the best examples of this,” he said.
“I want to be clear that this is a fantastic new development that will create a community of around 4,500 people.”‘
We need a new way’The Cranbroer family have owned and operated the Victorian Garden since the Victorian era, with many generations of residents moving in to share the home.
They are planning to sell the property and redevelop it into apartments.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to have more than 400 years of Victorian heritage in one place,” said Mr Cranbrook.
“The Cranberys are well respected for their expertise in the gardens, they have an extensive portfolio of heritage properties, and the property is a significant site in the area.”
Our goal is to make this property into a place where we can offer an opportunity for all residents to be part of a new development.
“The Cranbrough family are planning on keeping the property in Melbourne.”
When we first purchased the property it was a really big undertaking, and we thought that with the current economy we would never be able to continue,” Mr Cranbough said.
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