Iconic Bradmill factory retained in new Yarraville community


Bradmill Yarraville, at 341 Francis Street, Yarraville,will retain the iconic heritage of the site’s former life and revitalise the textile factory into a thriving and flourishing community in Melbourne’s inner west.

The development by Frasers Property Australia and Irongate, encompasses townhomes, apartments, a neighbourhood shopping centre, community facilities and revitalised heritage precinct.

Importantly, Bradmill Yarraville will protect the key historical structures within the site, which will be converted into an extensive array of amenities become home to a number of comprehensive amenities available for future residents to enjoy.

Bradmill Yarraville’s development director, Theo Della Bosca, says a meticulous planning process has resulted in the project maintaining its former history in a considered way.

“A project of this scale and significance needs to be given the consideration it truly deserves to keep its place as one of the most recognisable buildings in Melbourne,” said Mr Della Bosca.

“The heritage-listed Boiler House and Proofing Building at Bradmill are iconic beacons of Yarraville’s proud industrial legacy and we’re pleased to be maintaining the instantly recognisable structures within the development.”

The Boiler House will now inspire a sense of industry with a planned residents’ lounge, co-working space, flexible media room, and function space in the ‘lantern’ atop the communal building.

Its architecture retains important heritage elements, notably the building’s coal chutes descending from the soaring ceilings to create a dramatic aesthetic impact and add to a sense of history for the workspaces below.

The Proofing Building meanwhile, will become a haven of wellness; featuring a proposed gym, yoga studio, half-court basketball court, and an indoor pool, composed around a tranquil contemplation courtyard and a buzzing and active family courtyard.

Poignant artwork will feature throughout the Proofing Building designed with the structure’s current aesthetic specifically in mind.

As part of the future retail precinct, The Arbory, will be a convivial meeting point for the community, articulated with cafes, restaurants, outdoor children’s play, communal gathering spaces and a public events lawn.

Expressions of interest are currently being sought with the first townhomes anticipated to launch in early 2024. For more information, visit www.bradmill-yarraville.com.au.