A pair of multiresidential developments blending social and cost-efficient housing units will be constructed in Melbourne’s south east, after the proposed sites were rezoned by way of the Victorian government’s fast track approval scheme.
In Clayton, a 680-apartment structure designed by Jackson Clements Burrows, with landscape architecture by Rush Wright, will be constructed at the onetime PMP Printing site, 209-211 Carinish Road. Twenty percent of the apartments will take the form of social housing managed by Housing Choices Australia and 35 percent will be classified as cost efficient.
East Village by Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects.
And in the suburban area of Bentleigh East, a masterplanned community offering 3,000 residences and 15,000 square metres of retail and 80,000 square metres of office space will be constructed via various stages. The initial stage is a 450-apartment development designed by Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, who claimed first place in a design contest for the project. MGS Architects and Craig Tan Architects will design the mixed-use facets.
Both projects are monetised by build-to-rent developer Assemble, who celebrates the rezoning attempts as a solid move that guarantees Victorians will possess the needed supply of social and cost-efficient housing to fulfill our critical shortfall. According to Assemble managing director Kris Daff, Assemble is now closer to delivering 1,600 social and cost-efficient housing units, as well as health, commercial and retail results for the Glen Eira and Monash communities.
Image credits by Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects