1155 Thurlow Street

1155 Thurlow render 4We first posted this very late in 2013. The West End Plan having been adopted, new development proposals started to appear. This tower had been on the radar for a while, with the rezoning submitted, and the Urban Design Panel giving it the the thumbs up (having seen the model below).

It’s for a site behind St Paul’s hospital and close to Mole Hill that previously had a 1977 church building.

The new project, which is a joint Bosa Properties and Central Presbyterian Church proposal, will see a replacement church building with 45 non-market rental housing units and 168 market rental units in a 22 storey building. There’s a tree on the roof, so you could be reasonably certain that the design is by Henriquez Partners Architects; (and you’d be correct).

1155 Thurlow render 1Initially the lower floors were shown clad in a rather 1950s green coloured panel. The church now have an image on their website that suggests a much more colourful podium than the monotone that was initially seen at the Urban Design Panel and is still shown on the architect’s website. We should get confirmation that this is the actual design in 2018.

The tower should be built on schedule: the hole is already looking complete, and the building should start coming up to grade soon.

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3 Responses to 1155 Thurlow Street

  1. beach650 says:

    Interesting that there isn’ tmore of a setback with the adjacent property…. there are windows on the side of that 2 storey building that are going to look at a wall that is… 3 ft away? Was there a relaxation of normal standards in that regard? (Love the use of colour on the corner portion of this proposal.)

  2. Ben says:

    Which Social Housing Society are the using to house people with disabilities etc? I know they have a certain number of units for people with disabilities etc.

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