Hampton Station Precinct – Plan Endorsement

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The urban regeneration of the Hampton Station Precinct is on track to becoming reality with epc.Pacific achieving endorsement of the development plans from Bayside City Council and apartment pre-sales to commence in the first quarter of 2021.

The significant $130M project, designed by award winning architects ARM, JAM and Rush Wright, comprises four individual designed buildings over a common podium, scaling from three to seven levels.

The project has evolved from inception, to align with demand and community feedback following a rarely undertaken, extensive and ongoing consultation process.

The detailed and high-end design approach that boasts elements of some of Melbourne’s most prominent mid-scale buildings such as the Melbourne Recital Hall whilst also very clearly referencing the natural influences of the Hampton beach and surrounding bayside urban realm.

epc.Pacific’s Hampton Quarter will provide a unique lifestyle proposition. Occupiers can easily engage with the energy of the CBD and inner Melbourne via rail, bike path and road yet enjoy a home lifestyle in a sea change atmosphere with a real feel of escape, community and local energy.

The site is located 200m from the beach, 50m from the Hampton Street restaurant, café and shopping precinct, 25 mins to the city by train and is connected to parks and a wide range of public and private schools.

Each individually designed boutique building comprises of 30-40 dwellings. The product mix is targeted at the rapidly evolving owner-occupier market, offering large one, two and three bedroom apartments priced between $450,000 to over $2,500,000 for some of the larger residences boasting terraces in excess of 120 sqm and 270 degree views of the bay and city.

Each building boasts its’ own exclusive sky garden with unparalleled access to bay and CBD views. The Rush Wright curated roof top gardens are a place to entertain, relax and connect with the surrounding natural landscape. They will provide barbeque and dining areas, a teppanyaki grill, relaxation lounges, seating pockets, a fire pit and gardens comprised of coastal shrubbery and trees.

The project will also be the catalyst for a large number of community benefits.

At ground level, high quality public realm will be delivered including the creation and delivery of an entirely transformed and extended Koolkuna Lane, in essence a new village street. The Station precinct will be transformed into a vibrant community place of gathering. New retail and commercial tenancies will activate an expansive station forecourt and the Koolkuna Lane streetscape whilst commuter car parking will be expanded providing increased total parking bays. The project is funding upgrades to Hampton Station to be undertaken by VicTrack and a new bus interchange will be delivered. 18 new dwellings will be developed for social housing in what is arguably the most unique and impressive design for dwellings of this genre. The project will accordingly deliver a new depth of housing diversity and affordability.

Patrick Smith, Managing Director of the project Developer epc.Pacific stated “We believe Hampton is one of the most desirable suburbs in Melbourne to live, with the active bayside village lifestyle and amenity combined with a powerful sense of community underpinning residential demand for the long term, whilst supply will remain relatively constrained as a result of the current planning controls.”

We have a solid base of initial interest and we will now be engaging with construction delivery partners prior to releasing the project in the first quarter of 2021.

“Our team is genuinely excited to continue working with the community and other stakeholders to ensure an outstanding outcome for the Precinct and all stakeholders.”