New additions take Brunswick's active Project Database count to 43

New additions take Brunswick's active Project Database count to 43
New additions take Brunswick's active Project Database count to 43

Three new additions to the Urban Project Database has further pushed Brunswick up Melbourne's apartment development ladder.

By numbers alone Brunswick now sees 43 active apartment and major townhouse developments, compared to South Melbourne which leads all comers with 44 listings. Testament to the underlying popularity of Brunswick, developers continue to push applications through Moreland City Council for the suburb at a time where other Melbourne locations have tailed off in comparison.

Latest to come to light is a plan to replace Northside Harley-Davidson at 762-772 Sydney Road with a substantial Rothelowman-designed apartment complex. Adjoining the at construction 756 Sydney Road, Rothelowman's design includes 61 predominantly two bedroom apartments plus 565 square metres of retail at ground level.

New additions take Brunswick's active Project Database count to 43
Sydney Road perspective. Planning image: Rothelowman

The 1,518 square metre redevelopment is backed by Clovis Developments Pty Ltd and would cost approximately $16 million to build. 

762-772 Sydney Road also builds upon Rothelowman's growing body of work within Brunswick and adjoining Brunswick East. After the recent completion of 288 Albert Street, Rothelowman also has active projects on Stewart Street, Lygon Street and a duo on Brunswick Road.

14 Frith Street and 29-31 Ballarat Street are also fresh additions to the Urban Project Database.

The former is an adaptive reuse of a large warehouse to include 40 plus three bedroom dwellings. ZIPL Alliance Pty Ltd have engaged Chandler Architecture to rework the substantial land holding into dual six level buildings divided by a common green zone and communal garden.

29-31 Ballarat Street is a modest use of a vacant car park, seeking 13 apartments over six levels; design agency Karbon have created the colourful proposal which abuts the Upfield rail line. 29-31 Ballarat Street adds to the immediate area's growing density and is in close proximity to the recently approved Plus Architecture-designed 8 Ballarat Street.

New additions take Brunswick's active Project Database count to 43
Firth and Ballarat streets. Planning images: Chandler Architecture / Karbon

Although high in number, Brunswick's active apartment and major townhouse projects do not carry the size of fellow inner city counterparts such as South Melbourne. That being said the 43 projects tracked by Urban.com.au amount to some 2,264 dwellings at an average of roughly 53 dwellings per project.

Despite the plethora of small-scale developments between carrying between 10-30 dwellings, there are a handful of upcoming developments that stand out for their sheer size. 699 Park Street's 255 dwellings, 342-348 Victoria Street with its 177 dwellings plus the aforementioned 8 Ballarat street with 147 dwellings rank as Brunswick's biggest in waiting.

To put Brunswick's future growth into perspective, of the current 2,264 dwellings being tracked by Urbam.com.au, only 243 or marginally over 10% are currently at construction. 

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

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Brunswick Apartments Project Database RotheLowman Moreland City Council

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