Mirvac and Milieu in collaboration are proud to present a new urban precinct in Brunswick that will provide the flexibility of renting with the security of home ownership. Designed by Fieldwork, Breathe and Openwork and situated between Brunswick’s Clifton park and Gilpin park, Albert Fields will be among the first of its kind: a neighbourhood designed and built entirely for renters, that puts people at the centre of the design process.
We envision that Albert Fields will set new standards for sustainable living in large-scale residential developments through integrated design and a strong focus on people.
We hope that Albert Fields will foster diversity and a strong sense of community through authentic contributions to Brunswick's thriving cultural and social sphere. The precinct is also intended to be truly 'green' and mark a turning point in urban sustainability in Australia, providing people with the infrastructure to live well now and in the future.
The design and build will focus on high-quality materials, driven by a goal to make Albert Fields improve with age, provide flexibility for evolving lifestyles, and encourage lifelong connections. We want our residences to always feel like home—no matter who you are or how your life changes.
In August 2020 we launched a public engagement program to better understand the neighbourhood surrounding Albert Fields, and to gain input from the local community and stakeholders about the project’s design.
Intended to create a dialogue between the project team and the community, the program focused on the potential challenges faced by tenants and their priorities regarding the development. It also considered the needs of local park users, community groups and businesses, and touched on landscaping, ecology and affordability.
The program ran for nine weeks and received more than 700 responses. The feedback we received has informed the early design work and helped us understand what’s important to the community.
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the program and shared their thoughts.
The program has shown that people are engaged and passionate about the area—particularly in regards to these four themes:
Overall, the feedback has strengthened our understanding of the community’s needs, and helped to ensure that our proposal aligns with Brunswick’s priorities and values.
Developed by Mirvac and Milieu in collaboration, Albert Fields will see the developers partner to explore their vision for a sustainable, community-focused urban precinct.
Mirvac has long been committed to reimagining urban life through positive contributions to Australian cities, and the pursuit of quality and care in every little detail. Similarly, Milieu is driven by a passion for strong architectural outcomes and progressive urban design, partnering on and advocating for development that has a positive influence on the fabric of the city.
This project will bring together some of Melbourne's most thoughtful and well regarded architects, interior and landscape designers. Key collaborators include:
Mirvac and Milieu are proud to partner with these local firms, each of which has a wealth of experience working on projects across Melbourne's inner north.
Albert Fields aims to provide a new way of living that is flexible, secure and community-focused. The project combines Mirvac’s 48-year legacy of creating exceptional living experiences though the creation of sustainable and vibrant urban communities with Milieu’s strong track-record of response to place through design-led projects across Melbourne’s inner north.
We hope Albert Fields will be recognised as the most progressive project of its kind.
For more information please visit albertfields.com.au