The Crystal Group acquired 10 Queens Road in the early 1990’s keenly aware of the future growth potential of its idyllic and strategic location within a corridor of growth. A somewhat tired building built in the 1970’s, the property comprised a net lettable area in excess of 9,000sqm and included more than 150 on site car parking spaces. Following extensive planning approval processes including a VCAT appeal, the Crystal group undertook a substantial renovation with Maben of the building including upgrading building services, obtaining NABERS rating, increasing on site car parking and incorporating successful ground floor retail.The Crystal Group undertook full office fit-outs on each floor during ownership. The architects DCA design won a building design award in 2009 for Commercial Design – alterations and additions for this project. The Crystal group divested this property in 2013 realising significant value uplift.