Cedar Woods is proud to announce that along with the best Medium Density Development award, Banbury Village also recieved a Commendation for Urban Renewal at the 2013 UDIA Victoria Awards. A fantastic recognition and outcome for the site, all due to the vision and hard work of the development team, and all consultants.
The 1930’s was a troubled period of Australian history; post war and in the midst of the Great Depression. At this time a young Olympian, Frank Beaurepaire, chose to defy the economic conditions and establish a tyre factory on the outskirts of Footscray, thereby providing employment and hope for scores of European immigrants. Frank was successful and the factory grew, with Prime Minister’s Menzies and Lyons opening subsequent stages of the facility and to this day their names remain embossed on the cornerstones of Sir Frank’s office building which was constructed in a streamlined Moderne style.
Three significant buildings have been retained as part of this great urban renewal site. With an appreciation of their historical significance and impressive architecture, Cedar Woods formulated a scheme to sensitively regenerate the buildings for residential use and to ensure their preservation for future generations. The outcome is so impressive that we’ve surpassed everyone’s expectations including Council’s, the local communities and even our own.