The Malt District: Coppins Corner
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Introducing The Malt District
- 2.8 Kilometres from Melbourne CBD
- 8 Minute walk to Richmond Train Station & Light Rail
- 900 Meters from Swan Street Shopping Centre
*The Health Club *The Relaxation Centre *Rooftop Dining *Ground floor Retail *Retail or Office Space
The Malt District will transform a former industrial site into an important and exciting cultural asset. Many of the world’s major cities have turned their abandoned industrial areas into vibrant, creative and compelling districts like New York’s Meat Packing District. Now we have our own.
A CULTURAL ICON Never mind that it was affectionately known for being a few minutes off, inner city Melbourne ran on Nylex time for close to fifty years. The Nylex Clock, atop the Richmond malt silos, will once again tell Melbourne the time as part of a billion dollar redevelopment of the site to be known as The Malt District. For many years the Richmond malting site has been known and loved by Melburnians as a strangely beautiful relic of old industry – a sentinel that presides over the Yarra.
Caydon’s vision for the site is to thoughtfully and tactfully respect its heritage architecture, while also introducing a new set of uses that will transform the place into a remarkable destination for all of Melbourne to enjoy. The Malt District will combine modern residences, a generous public realm, boutique workspaces and retail, much of which will be built sensitively into the old buildings, giving them a new lease on life and enduring relevance to everyone in Melbourne. The Richmond malting site, home to the landmark silos and the Nylex Clock has a unique past.
As Melbourne grew from a small colonial town to a wealthy Victorian city, this area became a major entertainment venue, one of the many that sprung up around the city. However it is the site’s long history of malting that has produced some of Melbourne’s most unusual landmark buildings. The industrial mix of concrete, timber, brick, glass and steel has informed and inspired the architecture and design of the new Malt District. Several of the major heritage buildings will be retained within the precinct and the colour palette incorporates the earthy yellows of barley and the deep browns and greys of factory timber and concrete. This commitment to reflecting the origins of the buildings will transport the site’s rich past into its 21st century transformation.