Celebrating a decade in business, Milieu has been at the forefront of a manifest shift toward high quality residential development and medium density living.
August 9th, 2022
Celebrating its 10th birthday Milieu has worked with some of Australia’s most influential architects, including DesignOffice, DKO, Fieldwork, Edition Office, Freadman White, Breathe, and most recently Hassell.
Indeed, the breadth of its working decade sees more than 20 completed projects and a manifest shift to high quality residential development, architecture and medium density living.
As a bit of a recap, Milieu first came to popular attention in 2017 via Peel by Milieu with architecture by DKO and interiors by DesignOffice. By 2018, Nth Fitzroy by Milieu with Fieldwork and Flack Studio was already leveraging the success of Peel, while setting a new high standard.
In 2020 it was back working with DKO, this time with Breathe to deliver Breese Street and again in 2022, with both DKO and DesignOffice to deliver Bedford. This year also sees it working with Hassell and DesignOffice on Otter Place in Collingwood, Melbourne on a project that will include 28 residences and the company’s new headquarters.
Having noted the collegiate nature of its architectural peers, Milieu has steadily increased its corporate citizenship, and this year sees the launch of its Building Better Cities global developer alliance.
The aim of the alliance is to gather like-minded property developers working to improve standards, practices and outcomes within the industry.
Established in 2021 to challenge the status quo, the Building Better Cities initiative promotes regular communication and collaboration between its growing list of developers across the globe including Parabola (UK), Alloy (USA) and Aryze (Canada).
Indeed, in keeping with current global concerns, it has also received B Corp Certification from B Global, which follows a Theory of Change aiming “to transform the economic system into a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative global economy” or, more broadly, “make business a force for good”.
At 10, Milieu has also been announced as the preferred developer by the Tasmanian state government for The Escarpment redevelopment at Macquarie Point, Hobart. This project will be its first outside of Melbourne, signalling an intent for a broader influence across Australia.
This historically and culturally significant site has been approved for urban renewal by the Tasmanian government with Milieu awarded the first stage land release for transformation. For Milieu, the emphasis will be on community and culture, while maintaining the status of this internationally renowned environmental and cultural destination.
The past 10 years of Milieu has in fact been exceptional. Here was a developer which worked with architects and interior designers towards a market response that wasn’t about cutting costs through compromise.
Rather, solutions were sought that were cost effective while still in keeping with the integrity of the project vision. Its recent appointment to Hobart is very well deserved and we look forward to seeing Milieu continue to make its mark on developments and the industry alike.
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