Victorian Development Sets 'Pace' For Gentrification In Modern Residence


Pace Development Group describe their latest project, Pace of Collingwood, as a residential development of 'new apartments with an old soul’.

Consisting of only 79 apartments, Pace of Collingwood apartments are designed with large, open planned spaces allowing a profuse amount of natural light to infiltrate, and are complemented with generous balconies boasting astounding views.


The building is located in the heart of Collingwood at 75 Wellington Street, on the corner of Wellington and Langridge Streets. It benefits from an East orientation with unparalleled views from the Melbourne City skyline to the Dandenong Ranges.

Pace of Collingwood was designed by SJB Architects, who claimed to have walked through the neighbourhood and reflected on what makes Collingwood unique to the residents, the community and Melbourne at large. As a result of this 'soul searching', SJB came up with a design that deeply considers public and personal spaces.

A medium density structure at only 9 levels, Pace of Collingwood respects its working class heritage, as it is clad in attractive, robust brick.


The building is an architectural response to the materiality, grain and typology of Collingwood and retains a certain grit and character inspired by the adjoining factories and warehouses.

All residents will be able to enjoy a charming landscaped pocket park that sits atop the building. The rooftop park will include dining and leisure facilities in which to sit back, relax and take in the spectacular skyline views. SJB said it is a perfect place to entertain, and residents won’t have to queue to get in.


“The finer detail and grain of the bronze metal-clad upper levels of the building are a juxtaposition to the order and solidity of the podium," SJB Associate Architect Beaudene Fulwood said.

"These levels angle away from the street forming a ‘mansard’ style roofline allowing more natural light and aspect into these apartments. Taking advantage of the setbacks of the building, an elevated ‘pocket park’ is proposed to increase the amenity for the building’s residents and provide valuable green space softening the composition of the building.”

The interior personal spaces have been immaculately designed with form and function complementing perfectly.


Airy and light, the interiors will offer a unique view onto the world, with cleverly thought out fittings and finishings that will give residents a new perspective on life.

Smeg and Fisher & Paykel appliances will be fitted throughout, polished stone kitchen benchtops will feature in the kitchens and timber floorboards will warm the minimalist charcoal and soft grey colour palette selections.

The appeals of Collingwood are evident at first drive down Smith Street, but locals know Collingwood is continually changing and is an endless discovery of experience and adventure.

Best discovered on foot, the location speaks of convenience and ease, with a phenomenal walkability score of 92%.


Collingwood has been described as a ‘walkers paradise’ and there is no need to drive anywhere - Smith Street and Gertrude Street is 300 metres away with easy access to Melbourne’s best food destinations like specialty butchers, fishmongers, organic green grocers and more on the doorstep.

Buses, trains and trams are also a short stroll away, providing convenient access to Collingwood which boasts its label as Melbourne’s mecca for hip and happening bistros, local roaster cafes and wine bars, with new award winning restaurants and eateries opening every month.

Pace of Collingwood abodes will start at $482,000 for one bedroom up to $1,100,000 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car parks.

The finished development will feature three retail tenancies interacting with the street and car spaces will come as standard with every apartment with bicycle racks and high security access for the residents safety.


Images courtesy Pace Development Group.

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