Kennedy Nolan

Little Oxford

 

Little Oxford

Currently under construction, this 8-storey building contains 29 apartments, a ground level café and basement car parking. The form and massing of the building respond to the compact inner-city site while referencing the history and heritage of the neighbourhood. 

There are also specific references to the history of the wider Collingwood area through the rational, formal massing of the first three levels which quote the ‘White City” buildings of the MacRobertson confectionery factories – utilitarian brick buildings painted white to civilize and unify a collection of buildings. 

The review of this project by the City of Yarra’s Urban Design Consultant (Hansen Partnership) concluded that although the height of the proposal was above the “5-6 storey scale anticipated for Little Oxford Street, this 2 level projection to 8 storeys could be seen as a ‘bonus’ of sorts, warranted by the merit of the architectural response”.