Jaques, Richmond

  • Type

    Residential
    377 Apartments and Townhouses
    5 Retail Tenancies
    Total Site Area 1 Hectare

  • Location

    Richmond, Victoria

  • Collaborators

    Fender Katsalidis Architects
    Hecker Guthrie
    Samantha Eades
    Macquarie Real Estate Equity Funds
    Hacer Group
    Merkon Constructions
    Tract Landscape Architects
    Aurecon
    WSP Group

Jaques Richmond is a residential precinct in Richmond that contains 377 expertly crafted apartments and townhouses designed by Fender Katsalidis that tell a remarkable story of urban regeneration. Formally the Jaques Bros Foundry, an engineering business that produced rock crushing machinery from 1885 – 1997, this residential development has transformed an industrial relic into a contemporary piece of architecture that is sympathetic to its surrounding streetscape and provides the community with much needed inner city urban living. In 1997, Clement Lee purchased the historic site and nurtured it for 12 years while the Richmond precinct matured from industry and manufacturing into a cultural and vibrant inner-city suburb. After working closely with the local community and Council for a number of years, the foundry has been reborn into high quality inner city residences that responded to the significant demand for large format owner occupier housing.

Stage 1 comprises 109 apartments and townhouses, completed in 2013.
Stage 2 comprises 213 apartments and 4 retail tenancies, completed in 2016.
Stage 3 comprises 55 apartments and 1 retail tenancy, completed in 2017.

2017 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Victoria Urban Renewal Award for Excellence – Winner
2018 International Property Awards (IPA) Best Residential Australia – Winner
2018 Property Council of Australia Awards for Development Innovation – Finalist
2018 The Urban Developer Awards Development of the Year Urban Regeneration – Finalist