Transforming Kensington with a new Build to Rent community

February 8, 2021


Make Ventures, Assemble’s parent company has acquired a third site in Kensington. This purchase demonstrates our commitment to transforming the inner-city suburb.

Located at 402 Macaulay Rd, Kensington, the 7,415sqm former confectionary site will be developed by Assemble as a Build to Rent community, the first for the suburb.

Assemble will deliver over 400 affordable rental dwellings, with 20% dedicated to social housing, delivered in partnership with a community housing provider.

Our design partners, Kerstin Thompson Architects and Hayball will bring the new community to life.

We are also committing one of the buildings to Cross Laminated Timber construction as we continue to focus on reducing embodied carbon across our projects.

402 Macaulay Rd is a welcome addition amongst our other Kensington developments being delivered under our Assemble Futures housing model (known as ‘rent-with-the-option-to-buy’), with 393 Macaulay Rd currently under construction, and 15 Thompson St currently being demolished in preparation for construction.