Planning applications lodged for two key projects

29 Nov 2016

PDG are happy to announce that planning applications have been lodged for two of our upcoming projects. This is an exciting milestone in the design development phase of these projects. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the teams who have contributed to date, as well as to Moreland City Council and the City of Melbourne. We look forward to developing our concepts for both projects further, ready for launch in 2017.



Nestled within an eclectic pocket of Brunswick’s vibrant activity precinct, Barkly Street is inspired by its unique setting, embracing proximity and personality. Designed internally by PDG’s design and architectural team, it will feature approximately 69 apartments over 10 levels.

Architects Statement – Rohan Nayer, PDG Design

“The Barkly Street residences interpret living with a focus on desirable simplicity; everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Embodying a restrained and unified aesthetic, the built form is articulated through brick formwork, panelled screens and metal shrouds; a curation of materials which draw from a variety of contextual cues. Design experimentation with massing and orientation has resulted in a reinterpreted street presence that provides integration with its terraced neighbours whilst the upper form takes on a more ‘recessive’ quality, echoing a quiet composition. The result is an uncompromisingly modern design that sits comfortably within its heritage environment.

By adapting clever design solutions the residences create an atmosphere of quiet reflection and retreat from demands of modern life, whilst being close to the generous amenity close by.”



Our West Melbourne project is located adjacent to the North Melbourne train station and will feature a collection of apartments, townhouses and retail. PDG is pleased to announce that we are working in collaboration with architects DKO to create a concept that is befitting of such a prime location.

Architects Statement – Koos De Keijzer, DKO Architecture

“Our proposition for West Melbourne celebrates the history of the site as a tin-making factory.
The concept draws on the urban grain unique to West Melbourne and the suburb’s transformation from an industrial area to a highly desirable mixed-use precinct in close proximity to Melbourne CBD.

The composition of distinctive buildings which step up from east to west and from north to south create an authentic response to the grain of West Melbourne. The buildings frame a generous landscaped courtyard to the north with a mixture of sun-soaked lawn spaces, large canopy trees and intimate pocket parks.
The existing J. Gadsden building is renovated and completes the urban village. New double height lofts are added on top and within the warehouse. The exceptionally high ceilings and large steel-framed windows are retained and form part of the interior of the proposed warehouse lofts – which are all dual-fronted with views to the north and the communal courtyard to the south.

A robust palette of materials comprising brick, zinc cladding and concrete responds to the context whilst giving each building a distinctive and timeless character. It is a true reinterpretation of the new and the old.”