Tavern rebuild to house 160 hotel rooms

The Savoy Tavern on the corner of Melbourne’s Bourke and Spencer streets is to be transformed into a curved and slightly twisted 68-storey tower with 160 hotel rooms and 660 apartments after plans were approved by the state government.

The tavern is expected to reopen in the new complex. It reopened last year almost 20 years after it closed.
Victoria’s planning minister Richard Wynne said Singaporean developer Fragrance Group had produced an innovative and clever proposal for the site.

Mr Wynne said the height of the original proposal had been reduced significantly and overshadowing the Yarra was no longer a problem. The original 300m proposal included almost 1000 apartments and 280 hotel rooms.

Championed by Singaporean developer Koh Wee Meng via his property development arm Fragrance Group, the tower will now be 284m on the site he paid $44.5 million for. The architect is Elenberg Fraser.

Level 5 will host indoor/outdoor communal facilities with strata offices, a restaurant, conference centre and function room plus fitness centre and gymnasium located through the podium. Level 87 will also carry residential recreation facilities.

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