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Once a somewhat unsavoury Brunswick drinking hole, the Sarah Sands Hotel may have had a colourful past. But when UPco was engaged to be part of its latest evolution, we leapt at the opportunity. Senior Planner Angela Croome recaps the project, and reflects on why it was so interesting to be involved with. The project […]
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First opened in 1984, the Melbourne Holocaust Museum was created by Melbourne-based Holocaust survivors as a memorial to the 6 million Jews who were murdered in WWII. In 2017, UPco became involved with an exciting redevelopment of the Museum, which has been thoughtfully designed to ensure the stories of Holocaust survivors continue to be told. […]
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The Village Belle is a shining example of the character and style that make St Kilda such an iconic part of Melbourne. Having assisted with planning for a renovation in 2007, UPco has a special connection to this heritage building – so we decided to take a look into its colourful history and evolution over […]
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You might be surprised to learn that, despite its glimmering façade, this ornate picture palace has faced many struggles since it opened its doors in 1929 – enduring a devastating fire, WWII, and more recently the challenges of COVID-19.
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