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393 Macaulay Rd is our first project to be delivered via Assemble Futures. Located just three kilometres north-west of Melbourne’s CBD in Kensington, 393 Macaulay Road was designed by Fieldwork, and comprises of 73 apartments. This project is currently under construction with residents due to move in early 2022. You can join the waitlist here, and hear first when apartments become available.
Identified as one of Melbourne’s Resilient Communities (an initiative of 100 Resilient Cities – pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation), 393 Macaulay Rd is part of a longtitudnal study, initiated by Resilient Melbourne and run in partnership with the City of Melbourne, to provide greater understanding of how to create more connected communities that are both sustainable and financially viable.
393 Macaulay Rd includes a mixture of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. At the heart of our design is a landscaped, open-air walkway that will bring cross-flow ventilation and dual aspect natural light to our residents’ homes. The entire community will be connected through communal spaces on the upper and ground floors: places for work, eating and leisure, together.
The design will retain and restore the facade of the original heritage building, designed by Art Deco architect Harry A. Norris (also the mastermind behind the iconic Curtain House, Mitchell House, Burnham Beeches and Nicholas Building).
393 Macaulay Rd is located among the wide, tree-lined streets of Kensington, within the industrial fabric of the area. Our site sits between two of Melbourne’s significant waterways with the Moonee Ponds Creek to the east and Maribyrnong River to the west. A century ago, the streets were occupied by drovers, cattle, sheep, wool stores and flour mills. Today, many of these historic warehouses are home to artist studios, workshops and breweries – intermixed with Victorian cottages that skirt the surrounding streets.
393 Macaulay Rd is currently under construction and is due to be completed in late 2021. Click through the gallery below to see the latest progress.
Photography by Maddie Ellerm 02 Aug 2021
During construction of 393 Macaulay Rd or throughout the lease period, our residents’ personal circumstances may change. If you would like to be contacted if an apartment becomes available, please provide your details below.