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A person in a green t-shirt walks away from us along an external open walkway with the sun shining through, the brick-red facade of a seven-storey apartment building is drenched in afternoon sun near the trainline and a bicycle path where a cyclist cruises by, a man in a black jumper walks his black greyhound dog between a red brick building frontage and a portion of the street which has been planted with grass and turned into a parklet, a woman in a green t-shirt retrieves a glass from an overhead cupboard in a galley-style kitchen brightly designed in a palette of pale pinks, greys, browns and terracotta.

The Village: Nightingale Leftfield

Kennedy Nolan 2022


Nightingale Housing is opening the doors to eight established residential buildings located in Brunswick: Nightingale 1 (2017), Nightingale Anstey (2022) and the six buildings comprising Nightingale Village (2022).

Since Nightingale Housing’s inaugural project Nightingale 1 was completed in 2017, the Nightingale community has grown exponentially as further projects have sprung up between Albion Street and Hope Street, responding to a huge demand for high-quality, medium-density housing. The former industrial zone has been transformed into a vibrant residential, well-serviced neighbourhood accessible through the Upfield bicycle path and train line to the west, and Sydney Road commercial and cultural precinct to the east. At the centre of this area is the popular Bulleke-bek Park, an offshoot of the major collaborative project Nightingale Village.

While each Nightingale building is designed by a different leading architectural firm and has its own unique aesthetic, all projects adhere to the sustainability and community principles driving Nightingale’s mission: to revolutionise the way we live together. Nightingale homes are fossil fuel-free, energy efficient, use recycled and locally-produced materials wherever possible, and encourage the use of green transport. They are intended to provide comfortable, healthy homes for people to live in long-term, not as a revenue generator for investors.

What's On

Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit organisation building homes that put people and the planet first.

Each tour will visit one of the eight completed Nightingale buildings in Brunswick. Led by an expert guide, you’ll see inside a resident’s apartment, explore the communal spaces, and learn about sustainability through material reductionism.

Images: (1-4) Nightingale Leftfield. All photos: Tom Ross.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 10am + 11am
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet outside Ima Pantry on the ground floor of Nightingale Leftfield, 9 Duckett Street.

Accessibility note: Please note that there is a 30cm step up to the balcony in the resident's apartment for this tour. All other parts of the apartment and the communal areas you'll visit on the tour have flush transitions.


Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Elevator access


9 Duckett Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

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