Construction has ramped up at Tim Gurner’s latest Melbourne project, Victoria & Vine, with the first tower crane now installed.
The $280 million development, dubbed the ‘building of buildings’, is located in Collingwood, north-east of Melbourne’s CBD, and is an impressive 5000sqm site sprawled across an entire suburban block.
Upon completion, Victoria & Vine will be comprised of 240 apartments across nine unique buildings all made up of juxtaposing materials and heights ranging from six to 11-storeys.
GURNER™ Director, Tim Gurner, revealed his excitement at the progress being made and his passion for Collingwood’s iconic architecture which inspired Victoria & Vine.
“Collingwood is one of my favourite suburbs to develop in – I love the historic architecture and heritage buildings,” he said.
The project’s exquisite design, crafted by Cox Architecture, embodies Collingwood’s renowned warehouse-style buildings whilst drawing upon inspiration from New York’s Greenwich Village. It also includes 200 metres of street frontage for 11 retail tenancies.
“Victoria & Vine has been created to seamlessly integrate with its surroundings so seeing the crane installed last week was a proud moment as we edge closer to delivering this project,” said Mr Gurner.
Something as grand, as intricate and as unique as Victoria & Vine has been a real collaborative approach to deliver something that will make such a positive contribution to the local area.Tim Gurner – GURNER™ Director
Such has been the popularity of the Victoria & Vine project, just five residences remain available including two- and three-bedroom offerings ranging from 94sqm – 308sqm and priced from $895,000 – $5,250,000.
Construction for the site is now well underway, with builders, Hickory, recently completing the three-level basement excavation dig and moving onto the next phase of the build.
Hickory Managing Director, George Abraham, said: “Having recently completed the demolition of the Collingwood site, Hickory are excited to be progressing the next stage of construction for Victoria & Vine.”
“Excavation has been completed in the first of three zones, and prep work has begun for the first concrete slab pour, with construction progressing on schedule,” he said.
With the project well on course to be completed by late 2021, attention now turns to acquiring world-class hospitality and retail operators to help put Victoria & Vine firmly at the forefront of Collingwood’s culinary renaissance.