Melbourne developer Little Projects gets nod for $100 million apartment project in Malvern East

Melbourne developer Little Projects gets nod for $100 million apartment project in Malvern East
Melbourne developer Little Projects gets nod for $100 million apartment project in Malvern East

Melbourne developer Little Projects has received approval for its Malvern East apartment project – a $100 million development at the city’s former Dairy Bell manufacturing site.

The project will have 132 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in a softly curved building. The development will also include landscaping and ground floor retail.

The closure of the former Dairy Bell manufacturing plant and store and subsequent sale of the business in 2015 was the end of an era for many Victorians, who grew up enjoying the ice-cream brand, said a media release.

Little Projects development director Leighton Pyke’s team bought the southeast Melbourne site in 2015 and spent more than 12 months working on a low-rise design. 

The project has been designed by SJB Architects and features a curvilinear facade with the upper levels set back to allow for terraces that follow the soft curves of the form. 

“The redevelopment of the former Dairy Bell site has been carefully considered by our team from both a community and design perspective,” Pyke said.

Garden and courtyard apartments will open out to a Jack Merlo-designed landscaped garden, which will feature breakout areas and greenery. There will be a rooftop terrace with dining and barbecue facilities and a gymnasium. 

Malvern East will be Little Projects’ third residential launch in 2016 following Dux Richmond Hill on Bridge Road in Richmond and Grace Victoria Quarter in Auckland, New Zealand.

It has completed more than $1 billion of residential development with more than 1,770 apartments and townhouses delivered.

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