St. Michael's College Redevelopment
The prefered development concept is now for two towers with street-wall buildings north of the church and extension of the open space north of the church.
Development concept includes:
Three-storey street-wall buildings along Bay Street and St. Mary Street, and a row of townhouses north of Cloverhill Wing. Use of roof for amenity space.
St. Mary Street built form could be more of a domestic feel with raised landscape beds and a few steps up from street to residential units.
Bay Street built form could include non-residential uses and with entrances flush with sidewalk. Materials include stone and wood trim.
Proposed west tower (45 storeys) south of St. Mary Street.
Proposed east tower (55 storeys) on the Bay Street frontage.
Both towers have 750 square metre floor plates and are set behind street-wall buildings.
East tower could have a high, transparent ground floor to permit views between the park to the south and the proposed courtyard area to the north of the tower as well as from Bay Street.
Towers could be light via the use of glass.
Open space extended to the north of Cloverhill Wing. A green wall feature could be incorporated into the base of the east tower’s south elevation.
Opportunity for a green feature along the base of the west tower’s west elevation facing St. Michael’s playing field.
Pedestrian movements through new open spaces and an entrance along the Bay Street frontage.
Vehicular access from St. Mary Street to internal courtyard with a high quality ground treatment (e.g. granite).
Access point to St. Joseph Street using the existing ceremonial driveway in front of St. Basil’s Church. This access point could be incorporated into westerly edge of open space to screen it from Bay Street. Conceptual at this point, detailed design not done.
Other interesting points
The proposed towers are approximately 40 metres apart. Tower footprints are off-set to help maintain views from buildings.
Green roofs will be considered in conjunction with the use of the roof space for amenity areas.