Sandridge City Development Company Bayside, Port Melbourne VIC

role Architecture, Planning, Urban Design value $600 million area 43 hectares

The Sandridge City Development Company was selected in 1987 as the successful developer from six International consortia for the redevelopment of the area known as Bayside, Port Melbourne. peckvonhartel acted as architects and urban designers to the winning consortium and principal Robert Peck acted as CEO of the consortia.

The Sandridge City Development Company developed its winning proposal on the basis of a substantial residential development for this significant part of Melbourne. The site adjoined the existing Station Pier and Princess Pier and included reclaimed industrial land. The proposal comprised a wide range of residential options including individual sites fronting canals, high rise apartments, two-storey town housing and elderly persons accommodation. The project proposed a residential environment containing 864 units.

The overall development did not proceed due to issues relating to the remediation of the site; however the public housing component of the development (70 individual lot houses and 70 elderly person units) were completed in 1992.