Glenvill Group today announced it’s first architect commissions for the Eastern side of its YarraBend development.
Fender Katsalidis, Rothelowman, DKO, Point Architects and Conrad Architects have all been appointed to design various projects within the first precincts. For landscape architecture, Glenvill has so far commissioned Occulus, MDG, Tract and Eckersley.
Yarrabend, just 6.5km from the CBD is one of Melbourne’s most significant urban renewal residential developments – second only in size to Fisherman’s Bend.
Glenvill’s intention is to create an urban renewal project of international design standard, aiming to eclipse famous sites such as New York’s Meat Packing District and London’s Canary Wharf.
Since 1919, the YarraBend site functioned as a paper mill and the site on the 16.5-hectare riverfront land was inaccessible to the public.
Glenvill’s vision is to create an iconic new suburb where residents and visitors alike can enjoy the best of Melbourne living from the serenity of the Yarra River.
YarraBend Development Director Travers Nuttall said world-class architecture and landscape design is a key pillar for YarraBend.
“In order to have the best architectural outcomes and public realm amenity, Yarrabend will be designed in collaboration with leading award winning architectural teams,” Mr Nuttall said.
“Together with our in-house team, we are creating a mini-suburb that will set the benchmark of design excellence and urban living.
“We know we’re on the right track by the amazing response we’ve had to the recent release of our Parkview Townhouses, skillfully designed by Conrad Architects," he said.
The Parkview Townhouses was 95% sold within three hours.
YarraBend will welcome residents from 2018, and the entire project is due for completion in five to seven years.
The key precincts on the Eastern side of YarraBend are:
The Park Precinct is on a prime location on Eastern boundary of YarraBend fronting Parkview Rd overlooking Alphington Park and few minutes walk to Yarra river.
Premium free standing homes have been designed in collaboration between Point Architects and Rothelowman. Townhouses have been designed by Conrad Architects and feature multi level designs fronting or backing onto landscaped generous green links with roof top entertainment spaces.
Fender Katsalidis was appointed to design YarraBend’s prestigious river front homes. Various luxury home styles will have upper level open entertaining decks looking directly over Yarra river and broader district views.
DKO Architects are currently designing the Circa Building situated on the corner of Heidelberg Road and Parkview Road. The building will offer apartment living in walking distance to Alphington Train Station.