Plans for the redevelopment of the historic Sandown Racecourse have been worked on by the Melbourne Racing Club since 2017, but now with an application to rezone it for residential use, the project has gained momentum. The 112ha horse and motor-racing venue will be transformed into a 7500-home master planned estate, complete with a new school, community centre, and hospitality and entertainment venue near Princes Highway, as well as 12,000sq m of retail space and 8000sq m of non-retail commercial use, creating upwards of 600 ongoing jobs.
NH Architecture were engaged by the MRC to develop the masterplan which will be divided into four stages to be completed over a 20-year construction schedule. Scharp partnered once again with NH to leverage our extensive experience in large-scale masterplan projects and help bring such a potentially critical development to life. A series of high-end marketing 3D renders tapped into the creative minds of the architects and delivered a suite of images for the client to present to not only community consultation, but also to the planning minister and an independent ministerial advisory committee.