130 BALLARAT RD, FOOTSCRAY

Type
Commercial, Residential and Retail
Total Site Area 3.3 Hectares

Location
Footscray, Victoria

Collaborators
Bruce Henderson Architects

As the former manufacturing premises of Kinnear Ropes this property is rich in history and one of Footscray’s iconic buildings. The property’s fortress-like walls stretch for more than 300 metres along Ballarat Road, located in close proximity to Victorian University.

Riverlee embarked on a bold vision to redevelop the Kinnear site into a mixed-use development, incorporating leading edge design and the finest standards in sustainable development practice. Specialised retail and entertainment spaces, community spaces, supermarket, offices, showrooms and a variety of residential uses, including student accommodation and residential towers were included in the development plan.

The site was purchased in 2003 and sold in 2007.