Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend continue to change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Boundary St, Port Melbourne

April 2019

This striking, site responsive house on the Port Melbourne side of Boundary St was recently written up in HomeWorldDesign.

It responds well to its brief which was "to design a striking, modern house that made the most of the small site and yet responded to the neighbouring urban fabric and location."

Chan Architecture's response was "to start with materials and forms that were prominent in the Port Melbourne area and combine them in a unique manner. Strong, angular lines were used in conjunction with recycled brickwork that made reference to the warehouse aesthetic and the metal cladding and rectangular forms related to shipping containers."

The recycled bricks are warmed by the autumn sun - April 2019
The recycled bricks continue the brickwork theme down Boundary St.

222 Ingles St, Port Melbourne

30 March 2019

The estate of the late Dr Thomas Beresford is selling Boral's former Port Melbourne premises at 222 Ingles St, Port Melbourne.

The Boundary St frontage of 222 Ingles St - April 2019

The property had been used as a plasterboard factory since the 1940s and Boral had leased it since the 1960s. Several buildings were demolished in 2011-12 and there is one shed remaining in the middle of the site.

The site has been neatened up - a little - the grass slashed and the graffiti/street art removed. This piece had been on the Boundary St facing wall since 2014.

art in place on Boundary St facing wall from 2014 to 2019


Site 4956 sq m

Agent Lemon Baxter

(Source: Age Commercial Real Estate 30 March 2019 p25)