Footscray's first Live City development tops out

Footscray's first Live City development tops out
Footscray's first Live City development tops out

Footscray’s latest urban renewal project Live City has recently reached the tallest peak of the precinct's first mixed-use building. The topping out event included a ceremonial tree planting on the rooftop of the 15-storey building and celebrated the work of the dynamic team involved in the landmark project.

Footscray's first Live City development tops out
L-R: Jim Moschyiannis and Thomas Chiu

The R&F Property Australia-led project saw the revitalisation of the old Kinnears Ropeworks take place, where the carefully considered design by Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants aimed to preserve and strategically incorporate the former building’s unique features including the striking red brick structure and steel girders. With a 100-year-long legacy of workmanship within the former building, it was important to the developers to pay homage to the site’s rich tapestry of history.

“We are proud to be honouring the site’s industrial past and at the same time creating a vibrant future that will start a new chapter in the history of Footscray.”

- Thomas Chiu, R&F Property Australia Vice President

Footscray's first Live City development tops out
Live City Footscray Stage One

Once complete, Live City will feature 208 designer apartments including timber floors, floor to ceiling glazing, stone benchtops and metallic highlights, with apartments starting at $367,000. The development will also include a ground floor retail tenancy, an exclusive resident bar and lounge, and a rooftop garden with exceptional views of Melbourne city and beyond.

Construction of the multi-stage project is being led by L.U. Simon Builders, and began early 2017, with completion of the first project slated for late 2019, meaning buyers can move in before Christmas.

“In the coming years, the inner-west Melbourne community will see us deliver all the other exciting components of this master-planned precinct to create a new world-class lifestyle destination.”

- Thomas Chiu, R&F Property Australia Vice President

Lead image: (L-R) Darrell Mcleod (Landscapes by Design); Michael Hodgson (Project Planning and Management); Jim Moschyiannis (Construction Director, L.U. Simon Builders); Thomas Chiu (Vice President, R&F Property Australia); Rosilia Luo (R&F) and Stephen Jones (R&F).

Footscray's first Live City development tops out
  • Footscray's first Live City development tops out
  • Footscray's first Live City development tops out
  • Footscray's first Live City development tops out
  • Footscray's first Live City development tops out

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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