Footscray Plaza

The redevelopment of Footscray Plaza posed unique challenges due to the need to maintain existing retail tenancies at ground and basement levels, and maintain the substantial 1980’s structure.

The project now boasts a true mixed use development comprising in excess of 200 apartments, office floor space, retail and multilevel car parking.

The successful procurement of planning approval for this site is attributed to the collaborative approach taken by Council, DPCD and the team.

6-20 La Scala Avenue (Building E & F), Maribyrnong

These projects form the latter stages of the Edgewater Estate being the redevelopment of a large, former defence industry site in the middle ring suburb of Maribyrnong.

The site is well served by public transport, retail and community facilities associated with the Highpoint Activity Centre precinct.

Buildings E & F are respectively four and five storeys in height and comprise of ground floor office and car parking with apartment style dwellings above.  The building design, prepared by MOS Architects, will complement the contemporary buildings that herald the western entry to the Estate and will contribute to the diversity of housing opportunities within the Estate.

20-28 Napier Street, Essendon

This development comprises a mix of retail and residential development within a six storey building.  Located in “Essendon Village” the development is within walking distance to tram, train and bus services, public and private schools, restaurants and convenience shopping.

The provision of the forecourt area at the ground level on Napier Street allows the approved restaurant uses to “spill out” and actively engage with an increasingly vibrant local activity centre.

The building design, prepared by 11 Dimensions Pty Ltd, will introduce an exciting and engaging element to the streetscape.

160 Union Road, Surrey Hills

This boutique development combines the best elements of a two storey streetscape with recessive upper level apartments.

The ground floor provides active interface to a thriving Surrey Hills hub.

17-21 Harcourt Parade, Cremorne

This project sees the redevelopment of a former industrial site in the inner city suburb of Cremorne. The building is nine storeys in height comprised of ground floor retail and eight levels of office. The building represents a highly resolved response to the adjacent Richmond Malting Works site’s heritage buildings, specifically the landmark silos and ‘Nylex’ sign, and the Yarra River.

2-4 Plenty Road and 1-9 Dundas Street Preston

This development encompasses a mix of retail and residential development in the ‘Junction’ at Preston. Key objectives for the planning of the site included respecting the former industrial role of the site. The provision of the forecourt area at the ground level on Plenty Road was an important element of the design allowing uses to ‘spill out’ -for cafe seating or the like. This plaza space would be a central point for street art or sculpture.

10-14 Prince Street Gisborne

This office and retail complex was designed to cater for the specific needs of a national call centre operator. It is a significant project for Gisborne giving rise to several hundred local employment opportunities.

Mixed Use Development – High Street, Armadale

This mixed use development fronts High Street Armadale and backs on to New St – a small residential street. Retail floor space fronts High Street with four levels of office above while three levels of apartments front New Street above a semi basement car park.

The design maximises commercial floor space to High Street and engages a modern response to the residential interface. The key challenge has been addressing residential streetscape concerns while also dealing with potential off-site impacts of the commercial component.

‘Brickmaker’s Place’ – Mt Alexander Road, Essendon

The Brickmaker’s Place residential development incorporates a heritage building within a modern architectural response for the site. The community association with the former Brickmakers Hotel on the corner of the site is recognised through the adaptive use of walls that were suffering from the ravages of time. The development is comprised of 46 apartments with a mix of apartment types for different consumer expectations. Different personalities have also been expressed by the creation of three separate buildings that meld together on the site. The intersection of Mt Alexander Road and Thistle Street will be elevated in local prominence by the 5 storey building which tapers down to a three storey building.

Mt Derrimut Road

The Marks Industrial Estate now part of the West Park Industrial Estate was planned to balance the industrial broad acre requirements of the logistics industry and at the same time provide scope for new and emerging industrial enterprises.

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