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A generated visualisation of the western entry of Nightingale Preston. It shows a woman walking into the building with her child, and people sitting on the brick seating at the left, having a discussion.  There are people standing on their balconies and a green grass lawn at the front
A photograph of a metal, hand-painted way-finding sign underneath a light that reads
A photograph of a man walking into the eastern entry of Nightingale Preston. A metal sign above the entry reads
A photograph of Nightingale Preston shot from a distance through some trees. The image shows the saw tooth roofline, fluted concrete and balconies as well as a powerline along Railway Place West.

A photograph of the entry detail to Nightingale Preston including a hand-painted Nightingale Housing logo on brown brick and Acknowledgement of Country. A shadow from the

Nightingale Preston

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Breathe 2023

Description

Since Nightingale Housing’s inaugural project Nightingale 1 was completed in 2017, the Nightingale community has grown rapidly with more projects completed in Brunswick, Ballarat, Fremantle, Fairfield, Sydney and Adelaide. Nightingale Preston is our most recent project strategically located on the corner of Oakover Road and Railway Place West.

Designed by Breathe, the project is divided into 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 façade 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 amenities in the way of parks and open spaces.

All 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 money-maker for investors.

What's On

Nightingale Housing will offer tours of Nightingale Preston, our most recently completed project, delivered in collaboration with MAB.

Images: (1) Nightingale Preston. Photo: visualisation by Meche. (2-5) Nightingale Preston. Photos: Kate Longley.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tours run 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm + 4pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 20

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Enter via Railway Place West

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ACCESSIBILITY

Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Elevator access

All spaces are wheelchair accessible except for 'Teilhaus' apartments.

Location

18 Oakover Rd, Preston VIC 3072

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