The Grace Albert Park Lake

The Grace Albert Park Lake

Photographer: Willem-Dirk du Toit

The Grace Albert Park Lake offers luxury, high-rise retirement living close to the city and encompasses a mix of 79 one, two and three-bedroom apartments over 18 storeys.

Designed by Fender Katsalidis, the building is part of the broader Albert Retirement Living Community Precinct from Australian Unity.

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Melbourne, Australia


Australian Unity


$120 million





Traditional Custodians

Wurundjeri people


  • Property Council of Australia National Retirement Living Awards, Winner - Best Retirement Living Development, 2021
  • Australian Interior Design Awards, Finalist - Residential Design , 2020
  • The Urban Developer Awards, Finalist - Retirement, Aged Care and Seniors Living, 2020
  • Interior Design Excellence Awards, Financial - Residential Multi, 2020
  • Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards, Facility of the Year - Ageing-in-Place, 2020
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Photographer: Willem Dirk du Toit

What has been created is more than a building, but what will become an entire precinct that centres on ageing in place for residents, starting with independent retirement living.

Every consideration has been given to providing the best outcomes for residents particularly as they expect to be calling this home for the remainder of their lives. Therefore, the precinct offers a continuum of care where residents in The Grace can move into the forthcoming aged care and assisted living building if required.

Photographer: Willem-Dirk du Toit
Photographer: Willem-Dirk du Toit

This precinct takes that burden off people and their families by offering an ease of experience and extremely low change in environment.

Photographer: Willem-Dirk du Toit
Photographer: Willem-Dirk du Toit

The building’s design focuses on the creation of a community while maximising natural light and views over Albert Park Lake and the city. The Grace offers residents an exceptional degree of design and amenities including an artist’s studio, wellness facilities and theatre.

The project is exemplar in showing how a community can be established through its amenity, design and connectivity; the sector’s growth towards vertical living has been organic and there are many benefits of moving towards a smaller footprint. The Grace addresses a need for more community-focused retirement precincts in close proximity to the city, and with a highly sought-after location comes the need for high-quality design.

Photographer: Willem-Dirk du Toit
Photographer: Willem-Dirk du Toit

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