University Hill

Designing a social, economic and environmentally sustainable community that leveraged its location, heritage and culturally significant surrounds

Billard Leece Partnership was commissioned to devise the masterplan for the medium density precinct adjacent the retail centre of the University Hill Development, in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Bundoora. This precinct covers approximately 4.6ha and provides for a total of 251 apartments and townhouses and included a major urban park that incorporates the remaining Peppercorn trees of an historical homestead.

The first stage of project works included 55 medium-density apartments, providing a range of housing choices from one bedroom studios to two bedroom apartments with a study, across 3 independent buildings. All of these apartments sold out within 3 days of launching to the public.

Location – Bundoora, Victoria
Client – MAB Corporation
Size – 3,000 sqm
Completed – 2007

  • 2011 – Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Award for Best Masterplanned Community
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