Geelong West: Pakington Street strip delivers metro lifestyle in new apartment development

Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


THE tranquil outlook over West Park to Pakington Street awaits people moving in to the biggest multistorey residential development built outside Geelong’s CBD.

The first stage of Geelong West’s Metropol Residences has been completed, with residents starting to move in to the complex that’s transformed a former bowls club site.

The Rothelowman-designed apartment building and townhouses offer striking modern architecture overlooking the parkland.

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Brom Morphy is one of the first owners preparing to move in to the Metropol development in Geelong West. Picture: Alison Wynd


A strong marketing campaign led by Hodges tested the new style of living previously unseen in Geelong West and the results were remarkable.

Hodges, Geelong West agent Carl Hammond said the tailored design and location blended to deliver a clever housing option and change of lifestyle for the downsizers, young professionals and families who have chosen to live there.

“As the Geelong housing market continues to mature we will see a stronger interest in apartments and townhouse living in Geelong West and central Geelong,” he said.

Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


“The new residents at Metropol Residences are ahead of the game and are already benefiting from their decision to make the move.”

Brom Morphy is among the first to admire the view from the complex and enjoy the lifestyle opportunities offered on Geelong’s premier and cafe shopping strip.

Mr Morphy said Metropol provided an opportunity to downsize from an enormous Newtown home.

The development is just off Pakington Street and walking distance of central Geelong. Picture: Tony Evans


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The main apartment building overlooks West Park. Picture: Alison Wynd


“My wife and I were in this big house in Hermitage Road so we bought it as a downsizing exercise,” he said.

“And the house has four bathrooms and four bedrooms and all that — we just don’t need all that space.

“The idea was to downsize and this is the territory that we’ve lived in all our lives, in Newtown, so it’s a couple of blocks away.

Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


“We love the view, it was the potential when we bought it off the plan but the outlook and the location suited us fine.

“We have three bedrooms, but I’m converting one into an office, so it will be virtually two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a big living area.

“And a balcony that runs right across the front of the three main rooms.”

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Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


Mr Morphy said the lift in the basement car park, where he has two parking spaces, took him right to his door.

“It was the premier apartment in the offering so I’m very happy with the way it’s turned out,” he said.

The project team, led by Trevor Homes, Intracon and Sinclair Brook, has delivered Stage 1 which consists of 31 apartments and 10 townhouses, project manager John Grigg said.

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Brom Morphy is one of the first owners preparing to move in to the Metropol development in Geelong West. Picture: Alison Wynd


Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans


“Having to navigate through COVID restrictions, the project was delivered smoothly and the overall finish rivals the best in Melbourne and Geelong,” Mr Grigg said.

Stage 2 is underway and the remaining 19 townhouses are expected to be completed in March, 2021. A limited number of townhouses remain for sale.

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