Well known for its highly visible Nylex sign and located right next to the Yarra River, the Malt District site is about to be transformed from its locked-off state to a public place incorporating living, working and recreation.
Caydon Property has commissioned Fender Katsalidis as one of its specialist design teams to transform this precinct.
The landmark site will once again become accessible to the public with retail, commercial and residential buildings making use of the most important existing heritage structures, with new buildings weaving their way around these older buildings.
The team is consulting widely in order to create a precinct of the future whilst embodying the spirit of the past. Key characteristics of the site’s heritage are therefore informing the design of the new.
The 1.4 hectare development will deliver up to 1,000 new dwellings, and bring the historic Nylex Clock back to life.
The Malt District project will include buildings between three and 21 levels, 6,000 square metres of commercial space for retail and other services, 1,000 car parks, storage for 1,000 bicycles, a People’s Plaza public space and a Yarra River interface that connects cyclists and pedestrians to paths.