The site's historic links in Richmond will form an important part of Supply Co.'s character.
Dig deep enough and there’s a history behind every new apartment tower popping up across Melbourne. But with Supply Co. there’s no need to dig – its past is right on the doorstep.
A heritage-listed frieze cast into the facade of the art deco building will remain at the base of the building. Peddle Thorp architect Peter Brook says the site’s historic links will form an important part of Supply Co.’s character.
“We’re very conscious that in part we’re making a streetscape, so it’s probably the most important thing from an urban design point of view that the project isn’t just an apartment building – it’s a streetscape for the future,” he says.
Supply Co. 9-15 David Street, Richmond.
Brook visited Soho and Greenwich Village in New York to inspect how heritage buildings are preserved and transformed into new living spaces. He returned inspired to convert the former Richmond foundry into a unique balance of old meets new.
“What we’re trying to do is build a New York style loft project which is really a little bit different to standard apartment blocks which you’re seeing around at the moment,” he says.
“It really is an area that’s going to grow into a fantastic precinct. It has a different design texture to it. It’s not like other sections of the city at all.
“It has a sort of industrial heritage it has a connection to the river, to Bridge Road and Swan Street and we think that makes it a very special project for us.”
Supply Co. features a large communal terrace overlooking the Yarra on level one along with a shared lounge and yoga studio, which can be converted into a dining room for private events.
Inside, buyers will find stone benchtops, Miele appliances and timber floorboards.
At a glance
Supply Co. 9-15 David Street, Richmond
Architect: Peddle Thorp Architects
Developer: Forza Capital Pty Ltd
Number of apartments: 130: 39 one bedroom, 77 two bedroom, 14 three bedroom.
Internal sizes (in square metres): One bedroom: 45.9-64, two bedrooms: 65-101, three bedrooms: 104-123.
External areas (in square metres): 10-119Prices: One bedroom $359,000-$444,400, two bedrooms $595,000-$929,000, three bedrooms $984,750-$1,161,000.
Car parking: Most residences have at least one car park. The larger two bedroom apartments and all three bedroom apartments have two car spaces.
Completion: April 2018
Agent: Beller, Heath Thompson 9510 1966
Open for inspection: Display suite at 9 Doonside St, Richmond open anytime by appointment and Saturday and Sunday 1pm-3pm.
Original article by Kate Jones