Offspring's Nina Set To Tower In CollingwoodProperty Observer, Jonathan Chancellor - Published July 2014
The Pace Development Group has secured the Smith Family headquarters in Collingwood.
The prominent 1,139-square-metre site, will now get an apartment complex, Nina, named after the Nina Proudman character in Channel 10 series Offspring, which is filmed around Collingwood.
Pace directors Shane Wilkinson and Cameron Yates, who presumably are fans of the Asher Keddie-played role, expect to start off the market marketing the apartments next year.
The Smith Family bought the Collingwood building 15 years ago with plans to now relocate to smaller, leased premises and use money from the sale of 73-77 Wellington Street for statewide education programs.
The building was built in the 1970s so showing its age and is no longer appropriate to The Smith Family's needs.
The Smith Family's Victorian general manager, Anton Leschen, said the sale reflected the charity's desire to make sure its resources weren't tied up unnecessarily.
The site is bound by Cambridge, Langridge and Wellington streets.
It sold through CBRE for $8.8 million earlier this month, so apartment design plans are yet to become available.