The owners of Total House have indicated they will challenge the heritage listing of the building as they seek permission to demolish it to replace it with a 70-storey hotel and apartment tower.
Total House was given a heritage listing by Heritage Victoria in May this year. HV declared that Total House is regarded as of cultural heritage significance for the state of Victoria. The committee stated in their report that they were ‘satisfied that Total House is a notable, highly intact, distinctive and early example of Brutalist architecture in Victoria.’
Despite this the owners AXF group wish to proceed with plans for a 70-storey hotel and apartment tower on the site.
A report in The Age here.
Read more about Total House and the campaign to protect it here.