Out of the process of mapping the northwest pocket of Melba Ward, I have discovered an interest in a particular area to the north of Bridge Road. A carpark is tucked behind commercial frontages, accessed by a very narrow foot passage. It is also accessible via Judd Street, Thomas / Hull Streets and Leggo Place. It is a site bordered by multi-storey apartment blocks, single houses and commercial properties including a supermarket, car repair shop, importing business, and the rears of restaurants and retailers. North facing and sloped, the site provides potential for intervention as it is currently poorly designed and under utilised.
Over the coming weeks I will conduct research around this site with the intention of producing a design project to improve its quality and amenities. Descriptions of the streets bordering the carpark are as follows.
- Context plan, this and subsequent images copyright of author.
- Richmond carpark.
- Hull Street analysis.
- Thomas Street analysis.
- Leggo Place analysis.
- Alleyway #1.
- Alleyway #2.