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Acland Street Redevelopment by BKK and McGregor Coxall

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An alliance between the City of Port Phillip, Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams has resulted in an urban streetscape redevelopment that has transformed the look and feel of the popular Acland Street precinct in St Kilda, Melbourne, whilst also retaining the distinct historical and cultural values of the St Kilda area.

BKK and McGregor Coxall proposed a bold and vibrant pattern of large Australian bluestone circles interspersed with custom precast concrete keystones, providing the sense of celebration that St Kilda is known for.

Local manufacturers Bamstone Bluestone and Anston Architectural were engaged to work closely with the design team to create the custom paving and furniture products for the streetscape upgrade. Both paving and furniture needed to be aesthetically pleasing, extremely durable and compliant with strict Council regulations for MPA, slip resistance and DDA compliance.

"Every success is the sum of all its parts."

- James Stirton, Precinct Director, CoPP




BKK Architects was founded in 2000 by Tim Black, Julian Kosloff and Simon Knott. The focus of their practice is ideas, design thinking and delivering complete solutions for our clients.

BKK specialise in design and problem solving rather than specific building typologies. Their client base includes institutional bodies; government entities; small and large developers; the corporate sector; retail; and both private and public housing.

BKK are actively involved in public discourse within the wider community, ensuring the design approach remains socially and culturally relevant. BKK Architects has won numerous design awards and their work has been widely published both locally and internationally.

McGregor Coxall

Landscape Architects


McGregor Coxall are a multi-disciplinary design firm located in Australia, China and the UK dedicated to assisting cities achieve sustainable prosperity. Their international team provides services through Landscape Architecture, Urbanism and Environment disciplines. Embracing leading digital technologies, they deliver design solutions for complex urban and environmental challenges.

Their collaborative, problem-solving approach and commercial savvy allows them to work effectively with both government clients and the private sector.

McGregor Coxall offer creativity and contemporary design thinking whilst achieving all the budgetary and programmatic requirements of their projects. The awards and competitions the firm has won is evidence of their commitment to design excellence and ecologically sustainable development.

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