A Landmark Project for South Melbourne

A landmark project for South Melbourne, with the integration of a heritage building (the former ANZ bank) and the creation of a new office building sitting respectfully behind.

As well as providing much needed new office space in the area, one of the key design intents of this project is to reactivate the Clarendon Street/Bank Street precinct, bring day time activity to the area from people working in and visiting the building. Creating increased foot traffic and trade to local business.

The project is currently in the early stages of planning and development.

A Landmark Project for Women

SheBuilt places a strong emphasis on supporting and promoting women in the building industry. This project has been facilitated by an all-female team and aims to promote, empower and encourage leadership within the building and design industry for women – traditionally a male dominated sector.

The key objectives for this development include:

  • The re-activation of heritage buildings and engagement of a local and broader community within its ‘historic roots.’
  • To promote activation through good design and innovation and encourage movement, activity and increased pedestrian foot traffic in a section of the corridor that currently remains relatively isolated – benefitting both local traders, local employment and the wider community.
  • Supporting and promoting women in the building and design environment, together creating a landmark site for women in the industry.
  • Acknowledgment of personal history and ties to the area.

Development Highlights

This project has been facilitated by an all-female team and aims to promote, empower and encourage leadership for women within the built environment. The development represents architectural excellence by AGIUS SCORPO ARCHITECTS. It has been designed with consideration to its surrounding context, having particular regard to the heritage context and commercial nature of development within South Melbourne.

The proposal provides opportunities to improve the Clarendon and Bank Street streetscapes and foster informal connections and casual communication for future occupants.