A rich

Steeped in more than 120 years of history, Younghusband is a rare example of Victoria’s thriving wool trade.

Revealing stunning character details – such as bail elevators and wool pulleys – the refurbishment will preserve many of the original features, illuminating stories of the many people that have passed through. It takes cues from its past, respecting the site’s history and essence.

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1923 & 1932






The building, commissioned by wool sellers R Goldsborough Row and Co, begins construction with Wool Store No. 1 fronting Chelmsford Street.

Wool broking agent, Younghusband & Co, take over the site and company to become Younghusband Row and Co.

Wool Store No. 2 is constructed, extending the impressive red brick building southward.

The construction of Wool Store No. 2 is completed over two stages.

Younghusband Row and Co. cease operation of the site and the complex is used for a variety of endeavours – from an arts hub to costume storage for the Australian Ballet.

Ivanhoé Cambridge, Irongate and Built purchase Younghusband with a vision to deliver one of the world’s best adaptive reuse precincts.

West Gate Tunnel Project is completed, providing a second freeway link to the west.

Arden Station opens to the public, creating a new landmark for the Metro Tunnel.

Arden Station to have direct link to Melbourne Airport

The vision

A preservation of the past, paved for the future, Younghusband will showcase one of Melbourne’s most significant adaptive reuse projects.


A world-class environmentally friendly precinct guided by sustainability principles.

The location

A Melbourne village at the apex of the city’s best transport infrastructure and lifestyle amenity.

The future

Spanning 90 hectares, Younghusband is positioned in the Macaulay Renewal Precinct – Victoria’s most ambitious urban regeneration project.

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