Clover Apartments, Ireland St West Melbourne

John Gurry Architects

Located in Ireland Street, West Melbourne this development consists of eight apartments over five levels and six luxurious four storey townhouses.

The apartments offer one and two bedroom options with open plan living, private balconies and contemporary design features and fixtures.

Each townhouse features three bedrooms, study nook, modern kitchen, multiple outdoor balconies and secure parking accessed at street level. Features include oak floorboards and intercom security.

Difficulties during construction included bulk excavation with CAT A and CAT C asbestos contamination, tight access, materials handling (via hoist) and overhead powerlines. External rendering of the townhouse lightwells was achieved by specialist contractors abseiling from the roof.

Construction elements included screw piles, structural slabs, core filled masonry block work and standard timber framing.