Home Southbank, designed by Bates Smart, is everything hoped for in an inaugural build-to-rent development in a major city. The project is informed by Manhattan’s High Line and Meat Packing districts with an aesthetic described by the practice as laid back Australian luxury.
Built for Homefund, featuring 403 one, two and three bedroom apartments across 59 levels, the development is underpinned by community, sustainability and amenity. The building’s exterior façade celebrates its industrial heritage within a slender, contemporary glass tower, offering sweeping views of the city no matter the viewpoint.
The design language mirrors that of Southbank, with reclaimed brick, heavy steel, and warehouse glazing. Luxury furniture pieces curated by Welsby and Home’s in-house design team creates an atmosphere of contemporary sophistication.
As a build to rent project, among the key priorities will be to ensure the apartment product is durable with resilient finishes and incorporate systems and features which help reduce operational life cycle costs.
Photography by James Greer