A new urban village at Jewell Station, Brunswick

Market Insights
7 years ago
3 minutes
Neometro embrace their High Density Happiness approach at Jewell Station, an urban village set to transform the land around the historic Upfield Line station in Melbourne’s inner north.
Comprising a mix of beautifully designed one- and two-bedroom apartments this new community is a truly collaborative endeavour, combining apartment living with social infrastructure such as new bike paths, communal gardens, public arts and events programs, a rejuvenated local park, cafés, and independent retail and meditation spaces.
Neometro Director James Tutton explained how sustainability is central to every aspect of the Jewell Station project.
“Sustainable living is about creating infrastructure that supports resilient communities while incorporating environmentally-sustainable design principles into the built form,” he said.
“For us, a home is much more than four walls and a roof. Building spaces that promote creative and connected communities is at the core of our values.”
A versatile open hub will give people a place to engage and collaborate, bringing residents and the wider neighbourhood together for talks, workshops, performances and installations. Involving Neometro’s key social partners, the hub will be a focal point at the heart of Jewelll Station.
To help create the kind of homes modern urban living demands, leading Clare Cousins Architects were brought on board to give the contemporary aesthetic of the homes a focus on context, space and quality materials.
As Ms Cousins explained, “Energy efficient interiors and smart use of space will give a nuanced residential experience with a natural sense of flow.”
“By harnessing contrasts, applying modern fittings and finishes, and using environmental cues, these apartments will be light and welcoming places to live.”
Available in light and dark living schemes, the apartments have generous balconies, basement storage cages, wool carpets, European oak floors, and ovens, cooktops and dish drawers. All two-bedroom apartments come with a car space, and here’s even more good news – no car stackers! Rooftop amenities further extend the functionality of these homes.
Founded in 1985, Neometro is Melbourne’s pre-eminent design and socially led development group with a track record of delivering architecturally crafted residences. Design Director Jeff Provan said as well as leading the way for a new breed of socially aware development, Jewell Station was intended to leave a lasting design legacy.
“We are a team of placemakers who emphasise creativity, subtlety and integrity at every stage of the process,” Mr Provan said.
“Great design stands the test of time and that’s what we want for Jewell Station.”
Ideally located for the Upfield train, Brunswick’s well-worn bike tracks and Sydney Rd trams, Jewell Station residents will be well connected in this socially aware urban community.
Starting at $395,000 the initial August launch of Jewell Station will feature the sale of 13 one-bedroom and 65 two-bedroom apartments of the Barkly building.
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