Burwood Brickworks is changing the way we live

Market Insights
5 years ago
3 minutes

As the Australian dream evolves, so too does the way we work, play and live. Where once we dreamed of owning our own home with a white picket fence, now we are adapting our checklists to encompass things like community, walkability, sustainable design and connectivity. New mixed-use precinct Burwood Brickworks, in Melbourne’s east, delivers all these and more.


Developer Frasers Property Australia is transforming the former brickworks, with the help of renowned Australian architectural practices, Hayball and DKO Architecture, into an exciting new community with a range of homes, abounding parkland, and open space as well as a world-leading retail centre.

The team at Frasers Property knows their prospective buyers value community living, which is why they have designed the Burwood Brickworks residences around a central town square. Once complete, future residents and people from the surrounding community will enjoy a range of specialty shops and restaurants at the one-of-a-kind retail centre and adjoining urban plaza, as well as 2.5 hectares of open space and parklands to explore.


The new shopping centre is anticipated to be the most sustainable in the world — and the first in Australia to include an innovative rooftop urban farm, including a greenhouse and planter boxes which will provide produce for a rooftop restaurant. Featuring a full line Woolworths with soft plastic recycling facilities and a 1,400 sqm Dan Murphy’s, the shopping centre is only a short walk from the Burwood Brickworks residential dwellings.


The collection of homes at the exciting new project is set to bring a new dynamic to the suburb’s streetscape. Veering away from the traditional brick veneers of the older houses surrounding the precinct, these homes feature modern architecture and interiors crafted using sustainable design techniques.

The one and two bedroom apartments and three, four, and five bedroom residences contain master switches — allowing homeowners to shut off all lights and appliance quickly when leaving the home — and solar PV panels, reducing the cost of electricity bills. The innovative design showcases full-height windows, water-saving tapware and energy efficient appliances, all of which helps lower each home’s carbon footprint.


Modern fixtures and finishes in living areas include Caesarstone benchtops and high-performance appliances ensuring a seamless cooking experience. Contemporary bathrooms feature refined details such as designer tapware and integrated lighting, while bedrooms are a carpeted retreat from the busyness of a fulfilling lifestyle.

Thanks to the precinct’s carefully thought-out master plan, Burwood Brickworks will be a walkable community. A comprehensive network of walking and cycle paths means homeowners can pop out to the supermarket and be home within minutes. Children, meanwhile, can walk to and from school beneath the leafy canopies of the established trees that line the parks and share-ways.

Burwood Brickworks is only 19km from Melbourne’s CBD and with a bus stop just 100m from the precinct’s centre, a tram stop 400m away and a train station nearby, this groundbreaking project is conveniently connected to the city as well as surrounding suburbs.

Enquire here to find out more about Burwood Brickworks.