Australian building company Project Group held a topping out ceremony for the Nightingale 1 apartment project in Brunswick. The ceremony, which included the traditional tree hoisting, marked a significant construction milestone for the project.

Developed on the foundation of wellbeing and liveability, the Nightingale series of apartment projects is highly popular with buyers, considering the 2,000-strong waiting list for future projects. Nightingale's development and financial model uniquely advocates connected communities and sustainability, with capped project profits and a covenant upon resales ensuring affordability is passed on to new buyers.

Designed by Breathe Architecture, Nightingale 1, located at 6 Florence Street Brunswick, is a five-storey building consisting of 20 apartments in addition to a retail space on the ground floor and rooftop communal gardens. The project is aiming for an average rating of 8.2 stars, and includes a shared 18kW solar array.

Nightingale 1 is expected to be completed later this year. Overall, there are 18 Nightingale projects in development around Australia.

According to Project Group Managing Director Michael Robertson:

“We have a passion for delivering innovative projects and Nightingale is an innovative model that creates socially equitable, liveable, and affordable housing for everyday Australians. Getting into the housing market isn’t what it used to be and whilst Nightingale has a waiting list, its buying model is based on a ballot and it’s the only residential apartment offering that’s built to support buyers’ wellbeing and liveability.”

Image: Nightingale 1's anticipated outcome