Footscray

Where Footscray's future 8,000 apartments will be located

Footscray's latest apartment tower headed for approval has given cause to assess where exactly the bulk of apartments can be expected within the boom suburb in the years to come. Much of the development spotlight falls upon Joseph Road Precinct, with the latest development landing on its western boundary. 7 Wightman Street was recommended for approval earlier this month after a revised application saw its height cut to 14 levels. The Metaxas...

Fender Katsalidis appointed for Victoria Square's next phase

Developer Growland has recently appointed Fender Katsalidis (FK) to design phase two of its six-tower, mixed-use residential project, Victoria Square in Footscray. Fender Katsalidis will design a total of four towers for the project across two stages of the Hopkins Street development with the first two towers being delivered as part of stage two sited above the commercial podium. Together, the $88m second stage will add a further 146 apartments...

The Tannery fails as Footscray's 4 Neilson Place is offered for sale

It's become an exceedingly rare occurrence in Melbourne where a major apartment development collapses during its sales drive. That though seems to have happened in Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct, with 4 Neilson Place now in the hands of agent CBRE after the mortgagee recently took possession of the vacant site. Until recently a low key sales campaign was in place for the project which was to have been known as The Tannery . CBRE will now push...

Kinnears and Victoria Square add to Footscray's construction upswing

Standing dormant for years, Kinnears Footscray has finally begun its transformation into a mixed-use precinct. Builder LU Simon has initiated works on Stage One of the project, which will be known as L.I.V.E. City. Beating out other contractors such as Hutchinson and Hamilton Marino, LU Simon is tasked with delivering 208 apartments across 14 levels at the western most section of the massive 33,393 square metre site which is addressed 124-188...

Footscray's churning apartment pipeline reaches 40 separate projects

The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40. These 40 projects represent...

Growland pushes Footscray's Victoria Square to new heights

Growland has sought to increase the size of all bar one of the six tower than constitutes their Victoria Square development. Hand in hand with the developer revealing it had effectively sold out the Footscray project's first tower release during September, a revised planning application was put before Maribyrnong City Council seeking to add between 4-5 levels across five separate buildings. The revised application also sees a near fourfold...

Growland aims for local buyers as Victoria Square's second stage is launched

On the back of selling 90% of apartments within the first Victoria Square tower, developer Growland has launched the second stage of the development located in Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct. Growland will now pursue the local owner-occupier market even more vigorously in order to account for the bulk of the second tower's sales, having noted a decline in foreign buyer interest of late. The newly released tower has been dubbed VS02 and will...

Hayball's Richard Leonard discusses the new Footscray Learning Precinct

The Victorian Government has given the green light for the first stage of the new Footscray Learning Precinct (FLP), which will include the redevelopment of Gilmore College for Girls and Footscray City Primary School following a commitment of $10.6 million in May's State Budget. Hayball has been engaged to complete the master planning and advance designs for all sites in the precinct, including a new junior secondary campus. They are also the...

K7 Developments look to push up Paisley Street

Development news from Footscray continues to flow at an increasing level. Maribyrnong Council is providing the wider public with a first look at a new mixed use development in the heart of Footscray. K7 Developments has enlisted Rothelowman to create a scheme for 72-76 Paisley Street, with the expectation that it will eventually accommodate a substantial and predominantly residential building. One block back from Barkly Street, 72-76 Paisley...

Footscray's Cowper Residences set to cater for all buyers

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Footscray is to host a new master planned mixed use development adjacent to the heart of Footscray. Any prospective investor or owner occupier can now secure their space within Cowper Residences, which will be released for sale this month. With Footscray the epicentre of Melbourne's inner west, the wider region is currently subject to $26 billion worth of investment committed to infrastructure and associated projects. Footscray built form...

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