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THE fa­cade of the Great Western Ho­tel in the Mel­bourne CBD is set to be saved from de­mo­li­tion un­der a new plan to keep the shell of the 1864 build­ing.

De­vel­op­ers will keep the outer walls of the build­ing for their 26-storey, $14.8 mil­lion project, avert­ing fears the orig­i­nal ho­tel on King St would be ripped down.

The plans first sub­mit­ted to the coun­cil pro­posed removing the old build­ing.

But af­ter talks with coun­cil of­fi­cers, de­vel­oper Jin Yi Pty Ltd has lodged a re­vised of­fer. Some in­ter­nal fea­tures may also be re­tained, de­pend­ing on the ground­floor use.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment at the Great Western Ho­tel.

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