SEAFARERS, MELBOURNE

Type
Residential
Hotel
Retail

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Collaborators
Lovell Chen Conservation and
Heritage Architects
Fender Katsalidis Architects
Oculus 

Status
Approved

Link 
www.riverlee.com.au/northbank

The 13,200sqm Seafarers site is situated on the Yarra River and includes the historical Goods Shed 5. The shed will soon be repurposed into a new mixed-use waterfront precinct with exclusive waterfront residences and Australia’s first 1 Hotel complemented by a lush riverside park.

The proposal includes extensive public works including refurbishment of the wharf and restoration of the historic crane which was recently completed. The development will be sympathetic to the Shed's industrial past, while adding significant amenity to the area for the community.

The leasehold was secured in 2011, and the freehold was purchased in 2015 from State Government.