Seafarers, Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Victoria

  • Collaborators

    Lovell Chen Conservation and Heritage Architects
    Fender Katsalidis Architects
    Oculus
    SH Hotels & Resorts
    Carr Design
    One Design Office

  • Link

    seafarers-residences.com.au

Centred on an inspired adaptive re-use of the heritage-protected Goods Shed 5 by famed architect, Nonda Katsalidis, Seafarers is a new mixed-use waterfront precinct for Melbourne which will incorporate a limited collection of residences, Australia’s first 1 Hotel, a 1,000-seat function centre, dining and retail, all complemented by a 3,500sqm public 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.