Younghusband wool store redevelopment a game-changer for Melbourne

Ten minutes from the Melbourne CBD, in a leafy pocket of the city’s inner north-west, Kensington is known today for its heritage terraces, café culture and family-friendly lifestyle.

Rewind 30 or so years, though, and the suburb was defined by its industrial prosperity, a hub of manufacturing that gave people jobs at the saleyards, wool store, flour mill and railways. The pockets of light manufacturing and warehouses are a reminder of that bustling local economy.

Impact Investment Group (IIG) is leading a next wave of rejuvenation with its new boutique development, Younghusband, a beautiful industrial village in the old Younghusband wool store on Elizabeth Street.

“Kensington has become an inspiring mecca for makers and thinkers,” IIG’s Development Manager, James Fitzgerald, said.

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Amalia Ridwan