Icon Lodge Plans for 100 Apartments in Richmond


Developer Icon Australia has submitted an application to the City of Yarra for a $30 million mixed use project in Melbourne’s inner east.

Located at 2-8 Brighton Street, the Richmond site is a consolidated land parcel comprising six allotments with an overall site area of 1,283 square meters.

A collection of single and double-storey commercial and residential buildings currently occupying the site will make way for the new scheme.

Related: Icon Wins Approval for Office Project in Cremorne ‘Tech Hub’

2-8 Brighton Street will be split across three towers sitting on top of a two-storey podium
2-8 Brighton Street will be split across three towers sitting on top of a two-storey podium

Icon are proposing 102 dwellings split across a building program that consists of three towers placed atop of a 2-storey podium.

At ground level the development will house a 253m2 cafe and a collection of townhouse dwellings, with the upper levels made up of one, two and three bedroom apartments, of which 60 per cent are accessible.

Designed by Rob Kennon Architects, the project will reach 12-storeys at its highest point and draws its design from both local and international references including the South Yarra-based Fairlie Flats by Yuncken Freeman and the ze05 Baugruppe Housing Project in Berlin.

2-8 Brighton Street Communal area
2-8 Brighton Street is comprises a series of open communal spaces designed to increase natural light and ventilation

Stretching the full width of the third floor will be an open communal green space that ties in with vertically landscaped atriums linking through to the ground level.

The open green space was designed to deliver as much natural ventilation and light as possible to the ground level, level one and level two and also responds to a lack of existing street greenery.

Icon are also proposing an additional communal open space for outdoor dining and lounging on top of one of the three towers.

According to Rob Kennon Architects the aim of the design is to achieve a high quality, timeless and contemporary building that is contextually responsive and contributes to the design-focused precinct.

Brighton Street surrounding context
Brighton Street is projected to cost around $30 million

Icon’s Brighton Street submission comes as the developer moves on from winning development approval for a Cremorne office building and delivery of its Clifton Hill project — a partnership between Icon, Assemble and Wulff Projects.

Icon declined to comment on the Brighton Street development application.

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