The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) Victoria 2014 Awards have seen two Little Projects developments awarded.
Tip Top in Brunswick East secured the Urban Renewal Award, having won the Heritage Property Award earlier this year, and ILK in South Yarra given the High Density Development Award.
The UDIA awards event was held last week at the Crown Palladium. The Tip Top redevelopment, which is now a six building masterplanned precinct, was not only given a Victorian award but also nominated for the National UDIA Awards, which will be held next year.
Little Projects managing director Michael Fox said since they launched the $215 million project in 2009, they worked closely with RotheLowman to ensure heritage was maintained.
“We are honoured by this achievement as it recognises our efforts to rejuvenate one of Melbourne’s heritage icons for residents and the broader community to enjoy,” he said.
ILK in South Yarra at 227-229 Toorak Road, South Yarra, is a modern 24 storey multi-residential development (see main picture). Fox himself owns the penthouse at the top of the building, in which he hosted a gathering last year to share the views of Melbourne’s skyline and emphasize the artistry.
Sex and The City illustrator Megan Hess, a personal friend of Fox’s, was in attendance, as were those involved in the project such as key figures from architectural firm Cox Architecture, who designed the building.
The development sold out in March 2013.
“We are immensely honoured to have both Tip Top Brunswick East and ILK South Yarra recognised for excellence in urban development at this year’s UDIA Awards,” said Fox.