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On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond

On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond

Urban Melbourne was recently fortunate enough to go onsite at a number of Wulff Project developments currently under construction. One such project is a townhouse development previously covered on Urban Melbourne called Newry Street.

Located on the corner of Newry and Canterbury Streets, in Richmond, the project is progressing well with an expected completion date of around mid-year.

On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
Making its mark on Newry Street

The boutique development comprising 12 contemporary three-bedroom townhouses has been designed by Fieldwork and employs a rich material palette of white brick sourced from Spain, timber cladding and steel wire mesh screens to support the growth of vegetation.

Newry Street's architecture is inspired by Richmond’s heritage, drawing upon its architectural character and materiality to provide a contemporary interpretation of the area’s late 19th-century terrace home. Each Newry Street townhouse features bedrooms on the ground and first floor, with living areas on the upper floors that lead to terraces with sweeping views.

The townhouses vary between three and four-storeys.

On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
The central parking area, accessed off Newry Street and providing rear entry into the townhouses

The development is best described as a townhouse hybrid whereby each townhouse forms the overall composition which bears more of a resemblance to a low-rise apartment building. Parking is provided on the ground level via Newry Street, with a central driveway allowing access to each individual townhouse's garage and a rear entry to the townhouses.

The upper levels of the townhouses are built on top of this space, enclosing it. 

The traditional verandah is re-imagined as two outdoor areas, with a sheltered terrace and a rooftop space accessed via dedicated stairs, complete with built in barbecue and with most offering unobstructed views over Richmond towards the city to the west. 

On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
City skyline views from the townhouse rooftop spaces

On the level below, the balcony offers views of the neighbourhood, providing passive surveillance to the street, with protection from the elements via what developer Adam Wulff refers to as 'baseball caps' . Large, glazed sliding doors allow residents to expand the living area outdoors, creating adaptable and flexible living spaces, and provide natural ventilation to each townhouse.

Look out for Part 02 which will focus on 122 Roseneath Street, a joint venture with Assemble Projects and Icon Developments.

On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
The Canterbury Street frontage upon completion. Image : Wulff Projects

For more images of Newry Street click on the slideshow below.

On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond
  • On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir is one of the co-founders of Urban Melbourne. Laurence has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in architecture, urban design and planning. He also has a keen interest in the built environment, cities and Star Wars.

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