538-542 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

A seven-storey mixed use development designed by Rothelowman Architects, this is a progressive decision in the Burwood Road Commercial Corridor by Boroondara City Council.

  • Client

    Muiura Group

  • LGAS


  • Size


  • Value


  • Sector

    Mixed Use

  • Services

    Urban Planning

  • Office


  • Team

    Steven Lionakis, Rubin Winogard, Raphael Tsakirellis

  • Completed


  • Photography

    Rothelowman Architects

About the project

This project saw Council exercising its discretion under the newly introduced planning controls to allow built form over the preferred 14.5m (4 storey) building height by approximately 2.5 storeys. The most notable design elements include a curved colonnade and façade to embrace the adjoining heritage graded Church, reminiscent of classical Roman piazzas, and activation of the adjoining laneway through the provision of pedestrian entries at ground floor to individual townhouses fronting the lane. This project sets the bar along Burwood Road for high-quality, site responsive infill development in a heritage context.

Mecone was engaged to undertake the following tasks:

  • Pre-purchase due diligence
  • Preliminary concept design advice
  • Pre-application meeting with Council
  • Liaising with project consultants
  • Preparation of Town Planning Report and lodgement of planning permit application
  • Management of the application process, including negotiation with Council officers, up to the issue of the planning permit
  • Ongoing advice for post-permit design changes