$1b project to renew Melbourne icon

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$1b project to renew Melbourne icon
Parts of the heritage-listed silos and malt houses will be adapted and incorporated into the development, which will also include a micro-brewery
$1b project to renew Melbourne icon
Parts of the heritage-listed silos and malt houses will be adapted and incorporated into the development, which will also include a micro-brewery

A proposed $1 billion project in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Cremorne by Fender Katsalidis Architects and landscape architecture practice Oculus will bring the iconic Nylex Clock back to life and deliver up to 1,000 new dwellings.

The 1.4-hectare development has been dubbed The Malt District due to its history as a brewery and malt storage site, with disused concrete silos and four red-brick malt houses dominating the triangular area. The silos date back to the 1950s/60s and the malt houses as far back as the 1880s. Parts of both the heritage-listed features will be adapted and incorporated into the development, which will also include a micro-brewery.

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.

The project proposes to, “turn it from a private, industrial place to a living, humming active public place,” said Fender Katsalidis planning director David Sutherland. […]

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