Freemasons Hospital, Clarendon Street, East Melbourne (Summer 2001)

A recent press report stated that hospital services at the Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne are to be relocated and the site is to be redeveloped as multi-storey apartments (16 storeys). It appears that the proposal includes the retention of the existing hospital building. However, there is much concern amongst local residents about the height of the proposed development. ADS will …

Rivoli Theatre, Camberwell Road, Camberwell (Autumn 2000)

ADS is also thrilled with the imminent re-opening of the Rivoli Theatre at 200 Camberwell Road,¬†Camberwell. ADS provided extensive advice to Village Theatres on colours, paint schemes, lighting, signage and carpets. Village has now decided that the original terrazzo flooring at the entrance will be restored. Many thanks to our Honorary Preservation Officer, Cliff Skinner, and to former Committee member, …

Capitol Bakeries Building, cnr Chapel St & Toorak Rd, South Yarra (Autumn 2000)

A proposal is currently before the Stonnington Council for the construction of a 27-storey hotel complex on the corner of Chapel St and Toorak Rd. This proposal would require the demolition of the Capitol Bakeries building. Harry Norris designed two major bakeries in Melbourne; the other was the Northern Bakery building in Brunswick. The Capitol building has undergone many changes …

Bethesda Hospital, Erin St, Richmond (Autumn 2000)

Great news on the Bethesda Hospital, Richmond. ADS has been part of a small group fighting to save the Moderne-style Bethesda Hospital in Erin St, Richmond from demolition for a carpark, proposed as part of a redevelopment of the privately owned Epworth Hospital. As the local Planning Authority, the City of Yarra, did not process the plans within the prescribed …