Introducing The Malt District

The Malt District will transform a former industrial site into an important and exciting cultural asset. The precinct will combine modern apartments, generous public space, boutique workspaces and retail – much of which will be built thoughtfully into existing buildings, giving them a new lease on life. Great coffee, impressive artists and makers, restaurants, a microbrewery with a gastro pub, a boutique hotel, shops, grocers and a rooftop bar will be part of the mix pulling people into The Malt District.

A wealth of history

The Richmond malting site, home to the landmark silos and the Nylex Clock, has a unique past. As Melbourne grew from a small colonial town to a wealthy Victorian city, this area became a major entertainment venue – one of the many that sprung up around the city. However it is the site’s long history of malting that has produced some of Melbourne’s most unusual landmark buildings. The industrial mix of concrete, timber, brick, glass and steel has informed and inspired the architecture and design of the new Malt District. Several of the major heritage buildings – and the Nylex Clock itself – will be retained within the precinct, with the colour palette incorporating the earthy yellows of barley and the deep browns and greys of factory timber and concrete. This commitment to reflecting the origins of the buildings will transport the site’s rich past into its 21st century transformation.

Coppins Corner

Coppins Corner will be the first set of apartments at The Malt District. Featuring 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, the Fender Katsalidis designed building will be an exhilarating place to live. Residents will enjoy the generously created public spaces as well as exclusive spaces only accessible to residents of Coppins Corner.


The vision for The Malt District is for a mixed-use precinct that is compelling, enjoyable and attuned to today’s retail needs. The retail landscape has been thoughtfully planned and will appeal to those commercial operations prepared to realise the great potential of such a remarkable location.
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Precinct Plan

Coppins Corner

Coppins Corner

Construction commenced Late 2017
Estimated Completion TBC

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Construction commenced Late 20XX
Estimated Completion Mid 20XX

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Construction commenced Late 20XX
Estimated Completion Mid 20XX


Property Developer

Caydon is privately owned, has operated successfully for over 15 years and is a diverse developer with experience in residential, commercial, retail and hotels. Everyone in the Caydon team takes pride in achieving outcomes that will make a lasting, positive impact on Melbourne’s future and share the vision that every development creates a connection with the community and surrounding environment.


Founded by Karl Fender and Nonda Katsalidis, Fender Katsalidis Architects is based in Melbourne and undertakes projects throughout Australia and internationally. The practice is renowned for producing buildings which have helped shape Melbourne, including Melbourne Terrace, Republic Tower and the multi award winning Eureka residential tower, the tallest building in Australia.

Landscape Architects

OCULUS creates projects in the public domain that aspire to be challenging, contemporary and multidimensional places, encouraging many levels of engagement with the site and those that occupy it. The independent studios in Melbourne and Sydney both have a commitment to projects that bolster social interaction, that are based on achieving public amenity, ecological sustainability and contribute to the public life of cities.

The Placemakers

Placemaking capitalises on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. Right Angle Studio appreciates the opportunity to make a difference and to be an agent for positive change in the lives of its customers and the people affected by the outcomes of their work. Their ambition is simple: to understand and improve life in our cities.

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