Pace Development Group win Master Builders Victoria award for Pace of Abbotsford

Pace Development Group win Master Builders Victoria award for Pace of Abbotsford
Pace Development Group win Master Builders Victoria award for Pace of Abbotsford

The Melbourne property developer Pace Development Group have won the Master Builders Victoria award for Excellence in Construction - Highrise Buildings 2020 for their Abbotsford development Pace of Abbotsford.

The 12 level tower was designed in collaboration with SJB Architects and pays homage to Abbotsford’s rich industrial past through a thoughtful and relevant design response.

They restored the landmark 1923 St Crispin House façade to its former glory, which forms the street level of the building along with a Woolworths Metro and a Sparrows speciality wine store.

St Crispin House was named after the patron saint of shoemakers – a nod to its first tenants the Grimson Shoe Machinery Company. The Art Deco building is also a symbol of the wider history of shoemaking and related industrial operations throughout Abbotsford.

Pace created a contemporary juxtaposition of modern apartments above the historic red-brick building. There are 133 loft-style apartments featuring four metre ceilings.

The rooftop infinity pool is the standout, with sweeping views across Melbourne. There's also a gym, BBQ and dining area and a resident library. On the fifth level is a garden terrace designed by Jack Merlo.

It's Pace's second consecutive win of the award, having won it in 2019 for their Collingwood project Pace of Collingwood, their 100th project.

Pace Development Group latest development is Pace of Blackburn, where the final stage is now on market.

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