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Seafarers is a mixed-use development transforming a section of Melbourne’s emerging Northbank into a vibrant riverfront precinct with luxury hotel amenities and public open space.

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Melbourne, Australia




$550 million


57,950 sqm



Traditional Owners

Bunurong and Wurundjeri people


  • Urban Development Institute of Australia VIC Awards, Winner - Design Excellence, 2020
  • Melbourne Design Awards, Silver Award for Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design, 2020
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The 18-storey project is centred around a reimagining of the former industrial site’s heritage listed Goods Shed No.5 and distinct Malcolm Moore crane. Both have been restored and will form an integral part of the new development. 

Seafarers will feature a luxurious lobby lounge bar, world-class event venue and meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art health centre, as well as food and beverage offerings. The precinct will also encompass a 3,500sqm public park known as Seafarers Rest.

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To attract residents and visitors seeking a luxury lifestyle and sustainable design, the entire precinct is committed to green building practices and urban renewal, while honouring the site’s heritage, environment and community.

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Seafarers Rest will form part of the City of Melbourne’s Greenline Plan and provide a vital link in connecting the Northbank precinct to the CBD. The new riverfront destination will also bring to life Melbourne’s significant maritime heritage by forming part of the Maritime Precinct.

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Seafarers will provide the benefits of inner-city living along with access to the services and amenities of Melbourne’s first international hotel-branded residences. The project will feature 120 residences and 277 guest rooms as part of 1 Hotel’s ‘eco-luxury’ sustainable hotel experience.

The Riverlee development is a collaboration with Fender Katsalidis, Oculus, Carr and One Design. Completion of Seafarers and Seafarers Rest is anticipated for mid-2024.

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