An alliance between the City of Port Phillip, Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams has resulted in an urban streetscape redevelopment that has transformed the look and feel of the popular Acland Street precinct in St Kilda, Melbourne, whilst also retaining the distinct historical and cultural values of the St Kilda area.
BKK and McGregor Coxall proposed a bold and vibrant pattern of large Australian bluestone circles interspersed with custom precast concrete keystones, providing the sense of celebration that St Kilda is known for.
Local manufacturers Bamstone Bluestone and Anston Architectural Products were engaged to work closely with the design team to create the custom paving and furniture products for the streetscape upgrade. Both paving and furniture needed to be aesthetically pleasing, extremely durable and compliant with strict Council regulations for MPa, slip resistance and DDA compliance.
“Every success is the sum of all its parts.”
James Stirton, Precinct Director, City of Port Phillip
The success of the Acland Street redevelopment lies in the vision and creativity of the design team, the preparedness of the stakeholders to think outside the square and the versatility of Anston’s in-house engineering team to design and produce a product that turned their vision into reality.