For those who want to be at the heart, Hub puts you at the centre of everything. Located on Bentleigh’s bustling Centre Road strip, Hub offers elegant design with an industrial edge.

The site was carefully chosen by Edenhem to take advantage of the proximity to the retail zone while still offering the advantages of suburban living such as parks, schools and recreation. Centre Road is rapidly becoming a quirky enclave of vibrant, upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants. On your doorstep are lux retail outlets from homewares to food providores and dining experiences that match Melbourne’s best all within 13 kilometres of the city. And don’t forget Melbourne’s favourite obsession, coffee. Centre Road is bustling with hip cafes ready to serve up your favourite brew. With a design brief created to accommodate buyers looking for inner-city chic and enviable lifestyle benefits, Hub is well suited for modern expectations.

At Hub, the emphasis is on industrial sophistication. The geometric facade of the building slots easily into the busy retail landscape whilst inside, texture, warmth and elegant design come together to create welcoming spaces. Each apartment offers either a balcony or terrace allowing the full height windows to seamlessly transition from inside to out. Pavers on the terraces and balconies ensure durability and sliding doors have been thoughtfully placed to ensure maximum transfer of living spaces.

There is a choice of one, two or three-bedroom residences. The interiors have been designed to deliver perfect contrast. White walls provide a backdrop to black and grey fittings and surfaces, including the kitchen, where white exposed brick walls add texture and warmth to raw concrete ceilings overhead and engineered timber floorboards underfoot. The black granite island bench adds a dramatic touch whilst elsewhere, rugged concrete bench tops serve the dual purpose of offering easy maintenance and a visually striking aesthetic. Integrated fridges and dishwashers keep lines consistently clean and open overhead shelving adds welcome storage.

Many of the residences have study spaces with built-in joinery along with full European laundries that include a rustic sliding barn door in a nod to the historically industrial site.

In Hub’s bathrooms, oversized concrete-look tiles travel from the floor to the shower and the crisp white handbasin and mirrored shaving cabinet are set against shiny black subway tiles.

www.hubbentleigh.com.au

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Update

Construction on this project commenced on the 1 December 2018.

In current news, Glen Eira City Council has recently implemented mandatory maximum heights in the area to a maximum of 5 stories. Our permit allows for 8 stories and will be the tallest building in the area. In addition to being the tallest building, we will house the most expensive apartment in the area. The Penthouse, built over levels 6 and 7, will include 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (265 sqm) and a private rooftop swimming pool, a luxury few homes can boast. This helps to ensure the uniqueness of our development and will contribute to maintaining property values for the building.

The Building permit and Council permits took a considerable amount of time to obtain due mainly to the complex build and utilisation of council assets. Demolition for the site was completed by the end of September 2018 and this took a little longer than we had originally anticipated due to the close proximity of the surrounding buildings. We have since completed retention works and foundation piles are currently being placed this week. Basement excavation is underway and the main sewer to allow the construction to the rear of the building has been installed. The front High voltage powerlines are to be placed underground by United Energy Power and this will be completed prior to the construction crane being installed.

With respect to the actual build of the development, we successfully concluded our tender process and are excited to advise we have again appointed Liberty Builders as our partner. As you may know we have used Liberty Builders for two of our other developments. To ensure we received the quality build, we tendered this job with Liberty Builders and two others. At the end of the tendering process we engaged with Liberty. The decision around construction time and quality formed our opinion that Liberty where the best candidate and we are excited to have engaged them again.

We are currently marketing the commercial space and although we have had plenty of enquires and interest, we are being quite selective on the tenant as we want to ensure the right fit for the Building. We will keep you updated as we progress through this process.

For further information contact Castran Gilbert director David Howard on 0407 766 320 or email dhoward@castrangilbert.com.au

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