PDG Leads the Way for Landmark Build to Rent Development

05 Dec 2022

This month marks the handover and final completion of our QVM Munro Stage 2 Development, located adjacent to Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market.

The project was part of the $450 million Munro development, developed by PDG, which has delivered 49 affordable housing dwellings, 500 public car parks, 490 Build To Rent residences, 110 hotel rooms, 2,000m2 of ground floor retail and the Council’s new community facilities which will house Melbourne’s new city library.

PDG is pleased to have delivered one of Melbourne’s first end-to-end Build To Rent projects in partnership with Mirvac for what will set the benchmark in BTR developments across Melbourne.

The project, now known as LIV Munro, was part of the final stage of the precinct renewal, which is home to 490 BTR apartments and offers residents access to premium amenities including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, dog park, zen deck, flexi room, co-working facilities and an outdoor cinema.

The development’s design drew inspiration from laneway culture, market heritage and sustainability. Architects Bates Smart, 6 Degrees and PDG Design, in collaboration with ADP Consulting aimed to target an 8-Star average NatHERS rating and 5-star Greenstar Design and As-built rating, safeguarding the long-term health and happiness of residents to live comfortably without compromising their ecological footprint.

PDG’s Managing Director, Vince Giuliano, said, “This was a complex mixed-use development that required the full support of various planning departments and authorities to make it the success that it is today.”

“I’d like to express our sincere appreciation to all our consultants, key stakeholders, local and state authorities, including our PDG team headed by our Construction Manager, Josh Griffiths, in delivering one of Australia’s most sustainable exemplar mixed-use developments.”

Queen Victoria Market was the prime location for the city’s premier BTR development; PDG is pleased to have played a role not only in the precinct’s renewal but also in its legacy.