Original post 25 May 2020
I’m still very annoyed about this development from the c1998 – ok, the church was abandoned and needed rescuing, but it didn’t need a shop built virtually in front- I mean the shop could have been to the right, leaving the main diagonal view free. And maybe didn’t need to be locked away behind a fence either, it would have made a fine office rather than cut up into apartments. It’s really old too, 1859, built for the Wesleyans, designed by #CrouchAndWilson, including those great spires, not restored. I made submissions against it while at the Trust, but #heritagevictoria thought it was fine. The development designed by #WilliamsBoag, and won an RVIA urban design award in 2000.