HONOURING THE PAST & CREATING A NEW FUTURE
Of historical, social, scientific, and architectural significance, the large industrial complex of old Kinnears Ropeworks is highly representative of early twentieth-century construction. An architectural masterpiece with an industrial look and feel, distinctive exposed red brick walls, and visible steel girders where the possibilities are endless. Live City’s design will preserve and strategically work around Kinnears Ropeworks personality and unique features to provide a one-of-a-kind new urban precinct.
A DESTINATION PRECINCT FULL OF SPIRIT, HISTORY & CULTURE
George Kinnears & Sons established in Footscray on Ballarat Road in 1902. Throughout its 100-year history the Kinnears factory manufactured rope, yarn, twine, canvas, carpet, linen, cordage, jute and flax. In October 2002, the Kinnears site was nominated to the Victorian Heritage Register by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Today the site exists as a large industrial complex of early 1900’s buildings. The buildings reflect the industrial processes of the site and include a number of manufacturing and storage buildings.
1. ART & EAT STREET
Step into a typically buzzing Melbourne scene with a series of laneways humming with activity. Explore shops and cafes, plus convenience offerings, served up on a colourful backdrop of street art.
2. PUBLIC PLAZA & TOWN CENTRE
Like a network of arteries, the streets and laneways surrounding Live City will draw people right into the beating heart of the central plaza. Here, the community gathers, socialises and watches life unfold.
3. HEALTH & LEISURE
Activate a fit and modern lifestyle at Live City. Whether traversing the precinct on foot or taking advantage of a dedicated facility, opportunities for healthy living will be here.
4. HERITAGE LANEWAYS
The history of a place gives it its character. At Live City, heritage laneways perform the role of backdrop to the bustling streetscape, wander through for full sensory engagement.
5. FRESH FOOD
Planning, preparation and social occasions – life revolves around food. The Fresh Food at Live City will deliver everything you need from delicious deli goods, fruit, veg and bread to freshly roasted coffee.
6. EVERYDAY CONVENIENCE RETAIL
It’s the small things that oil the wheels of life. A fresh food supermarket and everyday convenience store within Live City means you will have everything you need, right at your fingertips.
From integrated townhomes to sky terraces, each Millhouse residence heroes a series of individual features.
Hayball has designed Millhouse to be a spectacular and tactile building that invites you to interact with the materials and feel a deep connection to the site. From the streetscape to the rooftop, a series of details, textures and masterfully crafted spaces will make the entire building a joy to inhabit.
Where the three-bedroom terraces offer multiple balconies and expansive spaces, the one-bedroom town-homes offer private street entrances, long frontages and floorto-ceiling windows. A mix of one, two, and three-bedroom homes allows for various layouts and work-from-home options, while generous balconies and large terraces provide spaces to entertain outdoors.