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Arden Gardens – Purchaser Update – August 2018

Construction Progress

CBD Development Group is proud to announce the ‘topping out’ of our Arden Gardens development, as of the end of July 2018. This major project milestone signifies the structural completion of both towers of the project. The final concrete slab to the Canning Tower was poured at the start of June, while the taller Macaulay Tower reached the highest elevation point of the project at the end of July.

Construction works have been progressing well and the development is now at an estimated 67% complete. Settlement is anticipated to occur in early- to mid-2019, depending on the location of your apartment. Further details have been provided below.

Gantries and scaffolding have also been removed from the ground floor retail precinct on Vaughan Terrace, making it visible to passers-by, giving locals a look into their new landmark shopping complex.

Construction is now focused on the internal fittings of individual lots, such as bathrooms and kitchens, as well as the installation of glass facades to both towers. Internal fit-outs are currently up to the podium level (Level 3), with most of the internal walls installed and ready for joinery and cabinetry installation.

Once complete, Arden Gardens will be home to almost 300 luxury apartments, spanning two towers and over 15 levels. Whether you’re taking in the picturesque cityscape views from your private balcony or from the communal terrace, you’re bound to meet some excited new neighbours and make some new friends.

Marketing & Sales Enquiries

Arden Gardens has reached the final stage of selling, with limited residential apartment and retail opportunities available.

The Arden Gardens display suite is still open from 10 AM to 6 PM, 7 days a week, located at 175 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne VIC 3051.

We are in the process of completing a fully-furnished display apartment on Level 1 of the development, for purchasers and prospective residents to view the finished product before completion of the rest of the building. This is still not accessible due to ongoing construction works in the surrounding areas but will eventually be available for private viewing. Please watch this space for further updates.

For any residential sales enquiries, we recommend visiting our display suite, contacting the selling agent who assisted with your sale, or contacting our Arden Gardens team on 1800 305 111.
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288 Albert Apartments Settlement Completion – May 2018

Congratulations! Another successful project delivered and settled by CBD Development Group! 288 Albert Apartments in Brunswick is now complete and we are very excited to welcome our clients to their brand-new properties.

Designed by Rothelowman Architects, and construction by innovative L.U. Simon Builders, the landmark development is a welcoming addition to Brunswick, and provides an excellent range of amenities:

  1. Large communal landscaped garden.
  2. Serviced apartments.
  3. Outstanding city views.
  4. Onsite commercial precinct including a Woolworths supermarket and retail premises at ground floor.

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 tallest building in Brunswick.

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288 Albert Update – 10.05.18

General:

  • CBD Development Group confirm that the complications surrounding relevant approvals/consents have now been resolved and the Plan of Subdivision has now been lodged with the titles office. Given their current processing times, we are expecting the Plan to be registered next week.
  • As the Occupancy Permit has already been issued, we will call settlement as soon as the Plan of Subdivision has been registered.
  • The following documents can be found at the Dropbox link below, but we confirm these documents have not changed since they were previously issued.
    • Certified Plan of Subdivision (Ver U) – The Plan of Subdivision has been slightly amended as per Council’s requirements. The Plan has now been certified and a Statement of Compliance has been issued. A copy of the Plan of Subdivision and a record of the changes between versions has been provided at the link;
    • Occupancy Permit – We confirm this has been issued and a copy is provided;
    • Summary of Changes between Plan of Sub Versions – Similar to the previous one issued; and
    • New Street Address Allocation – Same as the one previously provided.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Settlement Date: As mentioned above, the Plan of Subdivision has been lodged and we will call settlement as soon as it is registered. Purchasers’ legal representatives will be notified by P&B Law when this occurs. Settlement will then be expected to occur as per the time frame in the Contract and settlement times will be coordinated between the legal representatives. We apologise for the inconvenience and uncertainty surrounding the registration of the Plan of Subdivision. We were reliant on interested third parties to provide approvals/consents before the Plan could be lodged and process.
  • Individual Title Reference (Volume/Folio) for the Apartments: This is pending registration of the Plan of Subdivision, at which point individual titles for the lots will be issued.
  • Certificate of Insurance for the Building: This will be organised by the Owners Corporation Manager after the Plan of Subdivision is registered, but prior to settlement. A copy of the Certificate of Currency will be provided by either CBD Development Group or our legal representatives.
  • Additional Inspections: At this stage, we will be only providing inspections to recently sold lots which have not yet had the opportunity to conduct a purchaser inspection. Purchasers who have still not yet performed their inspection will be contacted directly in due course.
  • Defect Rectification: The builder has a defects team on-site attending to defect rectification. The inspections forms issued to our office have been passed on to the builder. Any major defects should be rectified prior to settlement, but minor defects may be rectified during the defects period in the Contracts of Sale.
  • Moving In: The moving-in process will be coordinated by the Owners Corporation and the Building Manager. Further details are provided below.

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288 Albert Construction Update – 29.03.18

General:

CBD Development Group confirm that construction works are complete, however we are still awaiting various approvals before we will be in a position to lodge and register the final Plan of Subdivision. We are unable to call settlement until such time and are unable to provide a clear settlement date, as this is reliant on third party approvals.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Settlement Date: We cannot lodge the Plan of Subdivision until the Plan has been certified by Council and we can lodge it with the Land Registry. We are now estimating this to occur towards the end of April, after which point we can call settlement. We apologise for the uncertainty and inconvenience, but we are pushing Council for this to be resolved ASAP.
  • Individual Title Reference (Volume/Folio) for the Apartments: This is pending registration of the Plan of Subdivision, at which point individual titles for the lots will be issued.
  • Certificate of Insurance for the Building: This will be organised by the Owners Corporation Manager after the Plan of Subdivision is registered, but prior to settlement. A copy of the Certificate of Currency will be provided by either CBD Development Group or our legal representatives.
  • Additional Inspections: At this stage, we will be only providing inspections to recently sold lots which have not yet had the opportunity to conduct a purchaser inspection. Purchasers who have not yet performed their inspection will be contacted directly in due course.
  • Defect Rectification: The builder has a defects team on-site attending to defect rectification. The inspections forms issued to our office have been passed on to the builder. Any major defects should be rectified prior to settlement, but minor defects may be rectified during the defects period in the Contracts of Sale.
  • Owners Corporation Manager: The OC Manager will be Network Pacific Strata Management. They will be formally appointed after the Plan of Subdivision is registered, but before settlement.
  • Handover Packs: At settlement, you will be provided with a handover pack, which includes keys to your apartment, garage remotes, A/C remotes and a USB with information about your apartment and the building.
  • 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 10.00 am till 5.30 pm 7 days a week.288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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288 Albert Construction Update – 02.02.18

Construction of 288 Albert is progressing well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 99% of the total build.

Our builders and their subcontractors are now back on-site after the holiday period to perform the finishing works, including finalising the common areas, internal and external landscaping and the commercial plaza.

After construction works have finished, we will obtain relevant approvals and seek registration of the Plan of Subdivision. We are unable to provide a fixed date for settlement, as we are reliant on external bodies and construction works being completed.

We are expecting settlement to be called in late-March 2018 to early-April 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 10.00 am till 5.30 pm 7 days a week.

288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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288 Albert Construction Update – 22.12.17

Construction of 288 Albert is progressing well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 98% of the total build.

Settlement is still expected very late February or early March 2018.

The builder will be off-site during the holiday period and will resume works from early to mid-January.

The majority of levels are now sufficiently complete to allow valuations inspections. Further information can be found below.

We will be conducting purchaser defect inspections in February 2018, in the weeks leading up to anticipated settlement.

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 10.00 am till 5.30 pm 7 days a week.

288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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288 Albert Construction Update – 29.11.17

Construction of 288 Albert is progressing well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 93% of the total build.

Construction completion is expected in early 2018, with settlement to follow a few weeks after completion.

Facades for the retail lots will be installed in early December.

Timber hoarding will be decommissioned from mid-January and the builder will continue with external landscaping works.

The builder will be off-site during the holiday period and will resume works from early to mid-January.

The majority of levels are now sufficiently complete to allow valuations inspections.

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 10.00 am till 5.30 pm 7 days a week.

288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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 Professional Excellence in Building Awards – November 2017

Congratulations to CBD Development Group for the 2017 Victorian Professional Excellence in Building Award in November 2017!

The AIB (The Australian Institute of Building) Professional Excellence in Building Awards reflect the highest standards of building and construction management, research and development of building projects in Australia.

These awards are unique as they are the only Australian awards that recognise the individuals’ professional excellence in the building and construction process, as opposed to the project or completed structure.

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 288 Albert Construction Update – 31.10.17

Construction of 288 Albert is progressing well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 85% of the total build.

Both cranes have now been dismantled, signifying that the core build has been completed and the final fit out works have begun.

Authorities works are intended to be completed within 2 weeks, live power will be connected in the next few weeks and external landscaping works have commenced.

The apartments and internal corridors are complete up to Level 3 and fitout for main lobbies and walkways has commenced. The building will be fully waterproof and ‘locked-up’ by the end of November.

Construction completion is expected at either the very end of 2017 or the start of 2018, with settlement to follow 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 10.00 am till 5.30 pm 7 days a week.

288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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288 Albert Construction Update – 06.10.17

Construction of 288 Albert is progressing well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 82% of the total build.

The buildings concrete structure is complete and has reached its maximum height of 13 floors, making 288 Albert the new tallest building in Brunswick.

Crane 1 dismantle was completed last month. Final crane will be dismantled over the weekend signifying that the core build has been completed and the final fit out works have begun.

The joinery and glazing for the building have been sourced locally in support of local (Melbourne) businesses.

Currently the windows and joinery are being installed on levels 7-9, with the other levels being at various stages of completion, from services fit off to cleaning apartments for defecting

Construction completion is expected at either the very end of 2017 or the start of 2018, with settlement to follow 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 10.00 am till 5.30 pm 7 days a week.

288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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288 Albert Construction Update – 06.09.17

Construction of 288 Albert is progressing well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 76% of the total build.

The level 1 apartments have been mostly completed and are undergoing final defecting and cleaning.

The first crane tower was dismantled. The second crane is still to follow late this month.

The glazing is now almost fully installed up to level 9, with installation of levels 10-11 underway.

Interior fit out has started for level 6 and this includes: joinery, flooring, tiling etc.

Façade painting and cladding has commenced, as well as the installation of structural steel for the various roofs and canopies.

All the projects subcontracts have been let in in anticipation of a strong push to completion.

Construction completion is on track for late 2017 or the start of 2018, 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 10.00 am till 5.30 pm 7 days a week.

288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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288 Albert Construction Update – 28.07.17

Construction of 288 Albert is progressing well, with L.U. Simon Builders having completed approximately 63% of the total build.

The first prototype apartment is nearly complete. We will endeavour to provide pictures in next month’s update.

The first crane tower is scheduled to be dismantled in the third week of August and the second to follow at the start of September.

The solid aluminium cladding for the exterior of the building has also been sourced locally in support of Australian businesses.

Currently the glazing is now almost fully installed up to level 4, with installation of levels 5 and 6 to follow. Interior fit out is well underway for level one and this includes, walls, joinery, flooring tiling etc.

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.

288albert.com- 1800 288 111

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Arden Gardens Display Suite – 175 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne!

We are loving our brand new Arden Gardens display suite now open for inspection at 175 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne!

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288 Albert Construction Update – 30.06.17

Construction 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.

288albert.com – 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 buildings 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.

Finance:

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.

Valuations:

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:

  1. info@cbddevelopment.com.au 
  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 info@cbddevelopment.com.au

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 ardengardensmelbourne.com.au 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 holmeshill.com.au 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 – ceres.org.au
  2. Northern Support Services – nss.org.au

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

288albert.com – 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.

ardengardensmelbourne.com.au – 1800 305 111

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