92 – 96 Gipps Street, East Melbourne

Project Type: Part demolition and alterations and additions to the existing dwelling.
Council: Melbourne City Council
Architect: Baldasso Cortese Architects

Located in one of the most pristine heritage streetscapes in East Melbourne, the issue of the planning permit to allow for the construction of a basement with bedrooms and ground floor living to the side of the existing dwelling was challenging with significant local opposition. The main challenges included the scale and architectural form of the extension to the side of the existing dwelling, its proximity to the street frontage and the potential for impact on adjoining properties.

We were able to manage the planning process gaining support for the proposal from the Council. This decision was appealed by the neighbours and the East Melbourne Association and following a lengthy VCAT hearing, the Tribunal accepted the submissions of the project team and granted the planning permit.


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