Beulah plots townhomes on newly acquired Brunswick site

Beulah plots townhomes on newly acquired Brunswick site
The site bought by Beulah
Joel Robinson November 3, 2022

Melbourne-based developer Beulah has secured another development site in Melbourne's inner-ring.

The new site in Brunswick is likely to yield to deliver an eco-conscious and locally-considered townhomes project, with Six Degrees Architects already drawing up the plans.

Six Degrees Architects, leaders in social and sustainable architecture, will create just 25 low-rise, eco-sustainably townhomes targeting carbon-neutral, that will consciously seek to retain the existing heritage facade on-site and add immense value to the precinct through community-focused, biophilic design and ecologically sustainable materials.

The site at 17-23 Hodgson Street spans over 3,700 sqm and boasts two extensive street frontages totalling over 120m.

The new site is ideally positioned between Sydney Road’s famed retail precinct including Barkly Square Shopping Centre and Union Square Shopping Centre and is walking distance to some of Melbourne’s most loved parklands including Royal Park, Princes Park and the Melbourne Zoo, while being a stone’s throw from the picturesque Temple Park.

Beulah Managing Director Jiaheng Chan said the site presents an exciting opportunity to engage with the community to deliver homes that will be warmly welcomed by locals.

“Brunswick is a thriving creative and environmentally-conscious pocket of Melbourne and we look forward to working with the local people and community to do the site justice,” he said.

“We are excited to work with Six Degrees Architects to deliver a raw, heritage warehouse-style, ecologically sustainable townhome collection that is designed to be low-density, unique and kind on the environment.

“Our aim is to attract like-minded individuals to this fantastic location, with an opportunity to live and breathe all the wonderful things that Brunswick and its people have to offer.”

Six Degrees Director Peter Malatt is excited to be collaborating with Beulah to transform the historic warehouse precinct into 25 Brunswick townhomes.

“We are an architectural practice with a strong connection with Brunswick, and a passion for its unique character and history," Malatt said.

"We appreciate its sense of community, and we love its stories. Having completed the Heller Street park and townhouses, which one our directors lives in, as well as the Spanish Cellars apartments in adjacent streets, gives us an opportunity to leverage this local knowledge and play off the rich history of the site.

Beulah and Six Degrees is a natural collaborative partnership and we are really looking forward to working together on this fantastic project. Our vision in transforming spaces, creating experiences and a sense of community is strongly aligned. We have a shared passion for creating 25 exceptional homes along with an authentic, meaningful precinct that is strongly connected to Brunswick.”

The ecological approach for Brunswick follows in the footsteps of Beulah’s most innovative residential project to date, The Wilds, set to become the first carbon-neutral detached housing development in inner Melbourne.

The Brunswick site joins Beulah’s growing portfolio in Melbourne’s inner north including Fitzroy and Northcote.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is the Editor in Chief at, managing Urban's editorial team and creating the largest news cycle for the off the plan property market in the country. Joel has been writing about residential real estate for nearly a decade, following a degree in Business Management with a major in Journalism at Leeds Beckett University in England. He specializes in off the plan apartments, and has a particular interest in the development application process for new projects.

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