288 Albert Construction Update – 30.06.17

The construction progress of 288 Albert is progressing incredibly well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 55% of the total build.

The buildings concrete structure has topped its maximum height of 14 floors, making 288 Albert the tallest building in Brunswick. The two tower cranes will be dismantled within 6-8 weeks, signifying the accomplishment of a huge milestone for the project team.

Currently the windows and interior joinery are being installed across the first 3 levels, with the remaining levels to follow. The building joinery and glazing have been sourced locally in support of Australian businesses.

Construction completion is on track for late 2017, with settlement anticipated in early 2018.

Conveniently located a short 2 minute walk from Brunswick Train Station, and a 15 minute commute to the CBD, 288 Albert will be a significant contribution to the thriving multicultural hub of Brunswick.

The project display suite can be accessed on-site from 10.00am till 5.30pm 7 days a week. – 1800 288 111

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Holmes Hill Apartments Settlement Completion – 21.04.17

Another successful project delivered and settled by CBD Development Group! Holmes Hill Apartments in Chadstone is now complete and we are very excited to welcome our clients to their brand-new properties.

Designed by internationally renowned architects The Buchan Group, and construction by innovative ABD Group, the landmark development is a welcoming addition to Chadstone, and provides an excellent range of amenities:

  1. Large communal landscaped garden with BBQ facilities.
  2. Spacious communal function and entertainment room.
  3. Expansive rooftop courtyard with outstanding city views.
  4. Onsite commercial precinct including a supermarket, restaurant and retail spaces.

With the project planning and construction spanning over 4 years, the team at CBD Development Group are very excited to celebrate another significant milestone in completing the $45m development.

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288 Albert The Age Domain Editorial – 11.04.17

A suburb’s bohemian vibe provides architects with the influence for this inner-city apartment project.

In the hipster heartland of Brunswick, architects can afford to be less restrained in the creativity department. Drawing inspiration from the ironic moustached and so many bikes, the designers behind 288 Albert have let themselves go. Just a little.

Stuart Marsland, principal at Rothelowman Architects, says the sense of freedom opens up more possibilities. “In terms of the actual Brunswick vibe, we’ve seized opportunities to be a little bit more experimental with some of our materials,” he says. This can be seen on the exterior of the 14-storey building where a concrete and metal combination makes striking impression.

A network of lanes at ground level will also appeal to trendsetters, Marsland says.
“We think this is important because retail activation doesn’t just happen on the high street, it happens behind the high street so there are going to be opportunities to have a network of laneways that connect though to various different spaces,“ he says.

Part of the design brief from CBD Development Group was to give many of the 270 apartments a view to the city. “Most of those apartments in the top half of the building will get uninterrupted CBD views.”

Making the most of the surrounds, the apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also timber floors and open-plan living spaces. At the communal rooftop garden, residents can show off the view to friends while cooking up a barbeque amid the landscaped garden beds.

This is the first of two buildings that make up 288 Albert. The second is seven levels. Both building will sit above ground-floor retail spaces.

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Holmes Hill Settlement Purchaser Update – 24.02.17


Construction Works and Settlement Period:

Construction of Holmes Hill has continued to progress well. Subject to any unforeseeable occurences, settlement is expected between late March to early April 2017.


In the event you require finance to complete your purchase, please ensure that applications are made now for pre-approval. If you are having difficulty obtaining finance, please contact the CBD Development Group Head Office or your agent for assistance.


We are now providing valuations access for all levels in the development, and valuations inspections can be booked by clicking here. 

Purchaser Inspections:

The development is not yet ready for purchaser inspections. Only valuers will be granted access via booked appointments at this stage. We intend to have one defects inspection during a specified time frame for purchasers to inspect their property, as well as one final inspection prior to settlement. Further details about purchaser inspections will be provided directly to all purchasers in a further update.

Blind Installation:

Should you require blinds installed in your apartment before or near settlement, please contact us for our preferred contractor’s details. We cannot provide access to individual contractors prior to settlement.

Contact Details and Correspondence:

If you have not yet received any correspondence from us or our solicitors in relation to settlement, please urgently contact us to ensure we have your updated details on file in preparation for settlement.

CBD Development Group Head Office Contact Details:

  2. 9650 0776 – Mon to Fri 10.00am till 6.00pm

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Panorama Apartments Construction Completion – 10.02.17

The construction of Panorama Apartments is now complete, with the 13 storey building featuring an elegant, sculptural design by internationally acclaimed Peddle Thorp Architects.

The landmark development includes residential and commercial areas, as well as a large internal glazed atrium to provide an abundance of natural light into the heart of the development.

An open-air communal roof terrace on Level 10 provides expansive views back to the Melbourne CBD, and offers a range of delightful outdoor dining and living spaces.

For development enquiries the CBD Development Group Head Office can be contacted at

Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

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Arden Gardens Dinner Event – 04.01.17


CBD Development Group were thrilled to host a dinner event at Crown Casino Melbourne to celebrate the close of a successful year, as well as the launch of the company’s latest project Arden Gardens North Melbourne.

Over 200 guests attended the event, many of whom collectively contributed to the successful launch of the project.

Guest speakers included Andrew Leoncelli, Managing Director of CBRE Residential Projects Victoria, and Don Foulds, Senior Property Development Manager of Woolworths Limited, who both offered insightful presentations outlining the significant contributions Arden Gardens will bring to North Melbourne and the greater community.

For further information on Arden Gardens North Melbourne please visit or contact 1800 305 111

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Holmes Hill Apartments Construction Update – 04.11.2016


Holmes Hill Apartments is a stylish new development offering one and two bedroom apartments in one of Melbourne’s most convenient lifestyle locations. With over 75% of construction now complete, the project is well on track for its projected completion in early 2017.

Positioned only 18 kilometres’ south-east of the CBD in the well-established suburb of Chadstone, Holmes Hill will bring 212 stylish apartments across 6 levels, with each thoughtful residence showcasing innovative interiors with sophisticated floor plans designed by the renown architects The Buchan Group.

With an array of outstanding lifestyle attractions and amenities in the area, including the recently expanded Chadstone Shopping Centre only minutes away, Holmes Hill Apartments is the perfect opportunity for first home buyers or investors.

For more details please visit or contact 1800 331 339

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 288 Albert Construction Commencement Ceremony – 15.10.2016


CBD Development Group were excited to celebrate the construction commencement ceremony of 288 Albert, and to announce L.U. Simon as the project builders.

288 Albert will bring a combination of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, along with a communal rooftop terrace, internal rain garden and a ground floor retail complex. With the piling process already under way, the estimated construction completion date is early 2018.

To mark the occasion and to extend support to the Brunswick community, CBD Development Group’s Director Mr. Chen Guo Jing presented donations to the following local organizations:

  1. CERES Community Environment Park –
  2. Northern Support Services –

The 288 Albert display suite can be accessed at 282 Albert Street, Brunswick from 10am till 6pm Monday to Sunday. – 1800 288 111

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Arden Gardens Grand Launch Event – 10.09.2016


On Saturday the 10th of September, CBD Development Group were proud to introduce Arden Gardens to the public. The grand launch celebration event was held at the display suite located at the project site, where the public were treated to complimentary finger food and beverages.

Throughout the event our sales agents, CBRE Residential Victoria, were actively selling to prospective buyers. The project will bring a combination of 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments with an attached commercial complex, due for completion in 2018.

In support of the ongoing commitment to the community, CBD Development Group’s CEO Mr. Chen Guo Jing presented $10,000 donations to each of the following local organizations:

  1. Royal Melbourne Hospital
  2. Royal Children’s Hospital
  3. Royal Women’s Hospital
  4. University High School

Among the attendees was Shadow Minister for Planning David Davis, who expressed his support to the project, and the contributions Arden Gardens will bring to North Melbourne and the wider community.

For more information our display suite can be accessed from 12pm till 4pm Tuesday through to Sunday, or alternative times by appointment.

The display suite can be located at 168 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne. – 1800 305 111

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