Located on the banks of the Birrarung in Alphington, YarraBend is a significant new neighbourhood being developed by Glenvill.

JCB is the architect and interior designer for Boiler House and Glass House, two residential developments forming a significant part of YarraBend’s Heritage Precinct.

Boiler House celebrates and reimagines the original 1920 boiler house and paper mill on the site, crafting 22 contemporary residences, including two penthouses with 6 metre ceilings and four bedrooms each.

Glass House captures the industrial spirit of the 1954 boiler house, adding architectural detail and layers of greenery to a new 5-storey apartment building. A communal roof terrace will provide outdoor amenity and a venue for entertaining with views of the river and Melbourne city skyline.

The interiors of both developments reference industrial materials, tones and forms, translating them into a refined and timeless aesthetic that will enable residents to sense the site’s rich history etched into the design. 

Two signature colour schemes inspired by the heritage buildings offer choice: The Ink Palette, referencing the deep, bold blues of structural steel; and the Chalk Palette with its softer, warm grey-blue, reminiscent of water and steam.

Project Status:

In Progress

Date:

2024 (expected)

Client:

Glenvill Developments

Partners:

Acre (landscape architecture); Gavin Scott 3D (renders)