The Block 2017 location revealed?

Adam Smith 13 March 2017 NEWS

question house1It looks like The Block will be building from the ground up this year, as Nine is understood to have bought a $10 million parcel of Melbourne property.

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The Herald Sun has reported that this year’s series of The Block will likely be filming in Elsternwick, after purchasing a large parcel of vacant land. According to the Herald Sun, the property was purchased in December for $9.6 million by a company linked to Channel Nine, and has been approved for subdivision into five lots.

The block 2017 site from above

Vacant land at 46 Regent St, Elsternwick. Source: Google maps 2017.

Fencing has been erected around the site, and the Herald Sun reported that workmen had moved in and began digging up the blocks for foundation work. While it appears likely that contestants may be tasked with building a home from the ground up, the Herald Sun reported that several of the workmen were wearing fluoro vests emblazoned with the name of a company specialising in house relocations.The empty block for the block 2017

The empty block at 46 Regent St, Elsternwick. Source: Google maps June 2013.

The move follows speculation that producers of the program were eyeing off St Kilda’s Gatwick Private Hotel. However, the hotel remains on the market.

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