Welcome to Academy

Bringing together townhouses, apartments and shared green spaces across low-rise campus-style buildings, Academy is a natural addition to the open and welcoming character of North Melbourne.

Select from one, two and three bedroom apartments, split-level homes with large ground floor or rooftop terraces, or flexible home office (SOHO) apartments. Academy has been designed to suit a diverse mix of residents and to create a welcoming community.

Driven by architectural excellence, inspired by local heritage, committed to sustainability and proudly looking forward, Academy is the new home of intelligent living.

An intelligent masterplan

Inspired by the celebrated low-rise European neighbourhoods of Paris and Copenhagen, Academy presents a series of four small, sustainable buildings designed in a two-pair composition.

Connected by the central Wood Street Garden and community piazza, each pair benefits from a secure private courtyard and atrium, plus rooftop gardens with stunning views of the city and surrounds. At street level, a new alfresco café will enhance the atmosphere of the piazza, with the adjacent retail strip, contemporary primary school and kindergarten, all adding further key elements to this invigorated neighbourhood.

Sustainability at its heart

Sustainability is at the heart of the Academy community, with each home being designed as responsible and future-proof. Set up to operate carbon neutral, the homes at Academy will include rooftop solar panels, allowing for onsite renewable electricity generation. This, when combined with the fully electric operation, including induction cooking, and a green energy plan, ensures each home operates 100% energy emission-free.

But sustainability is more than just a consideration for the environment. Social sustainability is also addressed at Academy, with the project setting a benchmark for local material procurement and responsible construction practices.

A location for all

North Melbourne remains one of the city’s hidden gems. With a revered history and grand Victorian streetscapes, the suburb has retained its historical character, illustrated perfectly by Errol Street village. Incredible amenity is all within walking distance including community infrastructure, parks and gardens and the best education. It shines as a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Neighbourhood charm

With its mix of quiet streets, parks, village shopping, heritage architecture and proud community, North Melbourne has an understated charm. This is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, and today it remains a coveted place to work, learn and live.

Education options abound, from the renowned University of Melbourne, to primary and secondary education, kindergarten and childcare. Opportunities for physical activity and wellness are also plentiful, with Royal Park and the North Melbourne Recreation Centre just a short stroll away.

A forward thinking team

Academy brings together the placemaking expertise of MAB, the architectural vision of MCR and the sustainable urban planning of TCL. Working in consultation with the local community, the team is committed to delivering an exceptional precinct for North Melbourne.