October '21 Construction Update
We are very excited to announce that Walmer has been shortlisted for ‘Design Excellence’ in the UDIA Victoria 2021 Awards.
The judging criteria is based on architecture and design, innovation, community creation, integration and sustainability.
The next part of the process will take place at the end of the month when the judging panel will receive a virtual tour followed by a Q&A session.
We look forward to updating you when we find out the results in March!
The 49 coolest neighbourhoods in the world @ No. 10 Richmond
We all knew Richmond was cool but now the whole world does! Richmond has been named as one of the forty-nine coolest neighbourhoods in the world by global media Time Out.
10. Richmond, Melbourne
Separated from the CBD by Melbourne’s sporting precinct, this area along the Birrarung (Yarra River) was a gathering place for members of the Kulin Nation long before the stadiums were erected. There are three distinct vibes here: Victoria Street is Melbourne’s go-to destination for Vietnamese food; Bridge Road is known for its factory outlets, both fashion and furniture; and Swan Street brims with some of the suburb’s best restaurants and cafés. And Richmond is home to one of Melbourne’s most beloved live music institutions, the Corner Hotel. It’s also a very community-minded suburb, with the Richmond Churches Food Centre distributing much-needed food to anyone who needs it for the past 30 years – including all through Melbourne’s lockdowns. Yarra Council, which includes Richmond, was one of the first local governments in the world to declare a climate emergency, and has committed to an ambitious plan to make the suburb greener for good.
The perfect day: Start your day with blueberry-and-ricotta hotcakes at Church Street café, Top Paddock, then do a bit of window (or actual!) shopping at the outlets along nearby Bridge Road. Pick up a bánh mi for lunch at Phuoc Thanh. If there’s no sport on, you can go on a behind-the-scenes tour at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the evening, settle into the Corner Hotel for a proper pub meal and rock out to some live music.