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Waterfront City


Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Melbourne, Australia ING £200m 2006 phase 1, 2008 phase 2 2

Project details

Melbourne’s new urban quarter.

Waterfront City is Melbourne’s new urban quarter for living and working in harmony within a thriving waterfront community. It offers a range of unique shopping, entertainment, living and working experiences.

It also offers a unique diversity of architecture and living options at a waterside location. Participating in ecologically sustainable design promises healthy living with all the benefits of an urban lifestyle.

It is only three minutes from Melbourne's central business district with fast connections to all major transport routes and the public transportation network.


  • mixed use masterplan
  • redevelopment of last and largest of the waterfront sites in Melbourne
  • provision for residential, entertainment, and retail uses


  • a simple concept of two streets linking ‘festival retail’ on the waterfront to an entertainment area deep in the site
  • 35,000 sq m (375,000 sq ft) of retail with over 400 residential units over, forming shopping streets on two levels
  • a bulky goods area, a hotel, commercial offices, riverside park and a fire station provided in the masterplan