Heritage Assessment Report Part 3 - aesthetic value In fact apart from those two buildings there are no contributory or individually significant

Heritage Assessment Report Part 3 - aesthetic value In...

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COLEMAN ARCHITECTS PTY LTD Architects + Heritage Consultants 0320: Heritage Assessment: 205-211 Queens Pde & 6-12 Dummett Cres, Clifton Hill P a g e | 20 aesthetic value. In fact, apart from those two buildings, there are no contributory or individually significant buildings identified in this section. The south-east boundary of the precinct ends at 245 Queens Parade, reflecting the deterioration of the aesthetic aspects of the area at this point. The limited aesthetic significance of this section of the precinct has perhaps been tacitly understood by the responsible authority through the application of the Mixed Use Zone (MUZ) to this section of the precinct. As only the former United Kingdom Hotel and the former Clifton Motors Garage are considered to be of significance in this section, this would appear to be an entirely reasonable outcome. The implications however, are that the sites within the MUZ will be subject to potentially intensive development which will impact on the aesthetic values of the precinct. The approval for a 10-storey Aged Care facility at 217-241 Queens Parade which is located in the Heritage Overlay, and an 11-storey mixed use development at 243-247 Queens Parade, along with a current application for a 17-storey mixed-use development at 249-265 Queens Parade, will significantly impact on the streetscape and skyline of this section of the precinct. The approved buildings will be extremely prominent when viewed along Queens Parade. It is clear that the aesthetic impact on this section of Queens Parade, including on the subject site, will be significant. Accordingly, it is also clear that the existing skyline view of the former Clifton Motors Garage from the east will disappear and that the aesthetic value of the existing section of Queens Parade between the Heidelberg Road intersection and 217 Queens Parade, will be compromised with respect to its contribution to the significance of the precinct as a whole. Figure 25. Existing view of the south-east section of Queens Parade. The Former Clifton Motors Garage As noted above, it has not been conclusively determined that J.H. Wardrop was the architect for the 1938 façade to the former Clifton Motors Garage, although it does appear likely. In any event, the Moderne-style façade is of sufficient aesthetic value to warrant inclusion in the Heritage Overlay as an individually significant building. Whilst not as architecturally significant as Wardrop’s other major Moderne or Art Deco style buildings, Alkira House at 18 Queen Street, Melbourne of 1937 (VHR No. HO397) and the United Kingdom Hotel at 199 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North constructed in 1937-38 (VHR No. HO684), it is an excellent example of the style in its own right, particularly with regard to its application
COLEMAN ARCHITECTS PTY LTD Architects + Heritage Consultants 0320: Heritage Assessment: 205-211 Queens Pde & 6-12 Dummett Cres, Clifton Hill P a g e | 21 to a motor garage. The Moderne style with its streamlined elements and allusions to glamour

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