Northbank refers to the land on the northern banks of the Yarra River from Charles Grimes Bridge to Spencer Street in Melbourne.
Our involvement in the Northbank Precinct began in 2005 with the purchase of World Trade Centre (which included Towers 1 – 4 and 611 Flinders St) where we completed a major refurbishment, new dining precinct WTC Wharf and managed the delivery of the wharf upgrade. We subsequently purchased the adjacent former Melbourne Convention Centre Site and the Goods Shed 5 site from the State Government of Victoria bringing our total ownership to approximately 4.5 hectares. Since disposing of World Trade Centre and former Melbourne Convention Centre Site, we continue to be involved in the development of Seafarers and 611 Flinders Street.
Together with neighboring landowners, the Northbank Precinct Group (NPG) was established to collectively reimagine and rebrand the city’s west end, and upgrade Siddeley Street. The NPG includes nine landowners in the precinct, including Riverlee, Peakstone, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mirvac and more. Each landowner is committed to significant capital investment within the precinct over the coming years. Once complete, Northbank will be a new sustainable, biodiverse, and mixed-used waterfront precinct. The upgrade of the public areas, including Siddeley Street will form part of the City of Melbourne’s (CoM) Greenline initiative – a 4 kilometre long open space promenade from Birrarung Marr to The Bolte Bridge. Urban Creative Studio is leading the urban design of the Northbank Precinct in collaboration with the NPG and CoM.