LIV Munro

Bates Smart

LIV Munro is a landmark build-to-rent development designed to foster a strong sense of community by offering residents new ways to live, work and play within Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market (QVM) precinct.

The QVM Munro development is a wider mixed-use precinct that resulted from a collaboration between the City of Melbourne and PDG. As part of this development, LIV Munro tower is designed by Bates Smart for Mirvac and PDG Corporation with the hotel-occupied podium’s double lobby in partnership with Six Degrees.

The tower’s 490 apartments are designed exclusively for renters, with a mix of housing stock and shared amenity. These generously proportioned residences with warm, neutral tones suit a variety of household configurations and allow tenants to add their own sense of style and décor to the design. Balconies maintain privacy separation in between while opening outwards to commanding views.

The brick and concrete detailing of the podium respects the traditional language of the market shopfronts, while active frontages along the façade featuring Juliet balconies and greenery act in dialogue with public spaces. Multiple pedestrian linkages are also introduced throughout the site.

LIV Munro’s high-performance building envelope is well insulated, well shaded, has a significant thermal mass, 60kW PV rooftop solar panels and energy-efficient facilities that target a 5 star Green Star rating overall and 8 star NatHERs rating for the apartments.


Furniture: Ajar, All Table Sports, Aspect, Cosh Living, Cult, Design Nation, District, Ownworld, Schiavello, Something Beginning With (SBW, Tait, Zuster. Lighting: Davis lighting, DGA, Domus, ELWA, Filix, Gentech, Haneco, Havit, IBL, ISM objects, Living Edge, Flos, LPA, Luxfx, Modular, Mondolux, Mosular, SAL, Space Furniture, Tom Dixon, Unilamp, Vibe. Finishes: Advanced Spirito Libero, Alternative Surfaces, Brickworks, Briggs Veneers, Caeserstone, CDK Stone, Classic Ceramics, Dulux, Earp bBothers, Elton group, Embelton, FGS, Gibbon Group, Haymes, Instyle, Linkstone, Modwood, Polytec, Qantum, RC&D, Regupol, Rimex,Victoria Carpet, Volare Tiles, Woven Image. Fittings & Fixtures: Abey, Caroma, Clark, Fisher & Paykel, Franke, Methven, Omvivo, Opal.


Photography: Peter Clarke