Kinglake Village has received town planning approval, with design development now underway at Genton for the Birchmore-developed project. Destined to become a vibrant hub to dine, work, gather and shop, Kinglake Village will comprise retail, hospitality and commercial spaces, along with co-working studios for local artisans.
“It’s an inherently community-focused design,” says Genton Principal Marc Debney. “When we first visited Kinglake, it immediately struck us that there was no town centre. By setting Kinglake Village back from the street, we’ve opened space for a public forecourt that will provide an urban meeting place for locals to gather.”
From day one, Andrew Peters and Carmelo Rositano of Birchmore’s ambition has been to create a town centre. “We want to create a space that locals will one day call their own and provide those in surrounding areas another reason to visit Kinglake. Our belief is that great architecture has the power to do this and we are proud to partner with Genton to bring our shared vision to life,” say Peters and Rositano.
Architecturally, the built form reflects the town’s rural character through a series of barn-like structures. A covered central spine filled with planting fills a gap in the main street of Kinglake.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Birchmore on this project, a young development group that shares our focus on delivering more for locals. Congratulations to the team on creating a town centre unique to its context and look forward to bringing this project to fruition,” says Debney.
Construction is due to begin by the end of 2021.
For more information, view the Kinglake Village project profile.
We are proud to acknowledge the Taungurung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Country in which Kinglake Village is located. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.