Boyd Southbank BTR moves forward


PDG Corporation has submitted plans for the subdivision of a Southbank project near the Yarra River.

The development began with the company’s 2020 successful application for a 42-storey tower on the Boyd School site at 132 Kavanagh Street.

Appointed as the Architectural Design Peer Review, i2C played a crucial role in crafting the Boyd Southbank BTR brief for Investa, laying the groundwork for the development. The development has been designed by DKO Architects and encompasses 434 build-to-rent apartments, with 40 earmarked for affordable housing. The envisioned amenities include a swimming pool, spa, gym, multi-purpose fitness room, function space, outdoor barbecue, dog run, golf driving nets, putting green, co-working spaces, library, games room, and three private dining spaces on the top floor.

Originally, PDG Corporation had secured a land sale development agreement with the City of Melbourne in 2019 for $16.5 million, planning a 32-storey tower with 176 apartments and 40 units for affordable housing. However, in December 2021, PDG joined forces with Oxford Properties and Indi, altering the project to include 434 apartments. Oxford Properties will assume ownership post-construction, Indi will manage the building, and PDG will serve as the development manager.

Boyd Southbank BTR

Indi, Investa’s build-to-rent platform launched in May 2021, will see its portfolio expand to 1370 apartments through this collaboration with PDG. The City of Melbourne is in the early stages of assessing the application for the tower’s subdivision.

We’re excited to peer review DKO architecture’s drawings and designs, leveraging our collective expertise to ensure the development meets the highest standards of design quality. By collaborating with DKO architecture’s experienced and talented architects, we aim to make a positive impact on the community.

i2C team: Brian JendeKate EllisGavin SaltDan Coman

Client: Investa

Developer: PDG Corporation

Design Architect: DKO Architecture

Peer Review Architect: i2C

Builder: Hamilton Marino

Location: Boon Wurrung Country | Melbourne Southbank, VIC

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