8 Hopkins Street, Footscray is soon to become a landmark development. Boasting the largest development footprint in the precinct at approximately 14,000m2, it is expected to become a centre of activity in the community, capitalising on the central location and Warde Street extension through the site.
The development, currently pending approval, comprises of six residential towers, upon a four-storey podium offering townhouse-style dwellings with street addresses, carparking and retail offerings at street level. Additionally, in a first for Melbourne, the development proposes an amenities level that includes a pool, gymnasium, open-air gardens and an elevated 400m running track with 360 degree views of the city, ocean and greater Melbourne.
Developers Golden Asset, have appointed APP as Development and Project Manager on the proposed development. The project brief is based on two main principles: to provide an amenity, and facilities beyond current inner city apartment offerings; and through design excellence, create a landmark development to signify the centrepiece of Joseph Road Precinct.
APP’s role is to provide feasibility studies, strategic development delivery and staging, development programming, design management, sales and marketing, strategic advice and planning strategies for Golden Asset.
Footscray has become a hive of development and property activity with a number of transactions on significant land parcels in the suburb in recent years. Its close proximity to the CBD (3.8km), and its current industrial density, signifies it’s the next suburb to be gentrified.
Programmed to be launched to the market early 2016, this highly prominent development will exemplify quality community living in Melbourne’s inner west, Joseph Road Precinct.