The first of a series of heritage permit applications is about to be lodged for the southern site of the former HM Prison Pentridge, east of Sydney Road, now to be known as Coburg Quarter. The amalgamated site has been acquired by developer Future Estate, and includes several heritage registered buildings.
[ D Division on the southern site of former Pentridge Prison, photo: Lovell Chen ]
Future Estate plans a residential quarter for most of the land, and is working with Rothelowman on a master plan for the whole site, with input from our heritage team. The impressive bluestone buildings that remain are the former D, F and G divisions. Options for their adaptive reuse are being studied, and they will be the subject of conservation works packages in the future.
The realisation of Coburg Quarter is a phased incremental project. Land to the west of G Division is the subject of the first application. We are also beginning work on the development of an interpretation strategy.