Nightingale Preston will be part of the broader Preston Crossing precinct. The area will deliver a new residential village within the Bell Station area, part of the City of Darebin’s commitment to deliver vibrant, attractive, energised, and interesting mixed-tenure precincts, providing a wide range of building typologies and associated spaces.
Strategically located in the corner of Oakover Road and Railway Place West, Nightingale Preston is designed in three parts to acknowledge three aspects of local history. At ground floor, carbon-neutral brickwork is a nod to Preston’s residential past. The middle of the building features a precast fluted concrete facade and saw-tooth roofline referencing Preston’s industrial past. The building is then split in two creating a ‘green spine’ in the middle for vegetation to grow and to allow fresh air to circulate through the building, representing Preston’s drive for amenity in the way of parks and open spaces.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Nightingale Preston stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.