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Quest Frankston Frankston VIC

Quest Frankston Frankston VIC

Project Description

Frankston’s ten storey ‘Peninsula Center’ tower building was constructed in the mid 1970’s and originally used as offices including twin cinemas at the rear and a retail strip at street level off Nepean Highway.

In the 1990’s an amusement arcade and later nightclub operated on the ground floor. The entire building was left vacant with no maintenance for many years, to the displeasure of local residents and council. The site was deemed a great opportunity by the Deague Group and successfully acquired in 2010.

The mixed use redevelopment includes private dwellings, serviced apartments, offices, function rooms, gymnasium, restaurant, café, coin laundry, beauty salon and basement carparking.

The reuse of the site involved retaining the majority of the existing building structure including the precast façade (also structural). The length of the existing building from the street front to the back of the site created a large internal podium area with little opportunity for natural light and ventilation.

This was perfect for the previous cinema use, however in order to maximize the number of dwellings in the redevelopment and provide sufficient natural light and ventilation, the existing podium structure was demolished through its centre approximately 9 metres wide over two levels with significant structural strengthening required.

Project Info

Value

$55 million

Type

147 Dwellings, Serviced Offices, Retail, Gymnasium & Carpark

Size

9,000m² floor area

Completed

2013

Collaboration

Original planning permit by Rothelowman Architects with further permit applications, design development and procurement to completion by Jeff Porter