projects - Construction

The Rox

Hobart TAS

On the corner of Elizabeth and Brisbane Streets, Designed by Core Collective, The Rox represents a new benchmark in city apartment living, within a boutique complex of only sixteen apartments, being developed by Norblack Investments, as a legacy project.


Contemporary and light filled, the building projects a quiet and enduring presence, respectfully adjacent to the heritage listed Roxburgh House with which it will share a happening forecourt. It is an exciting addition to revitalized Elizabeth Street, surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings.


Apartments are mostly 2 and 3 bedroom inclusive of master with sumptuous ensuite, main bathroom, euro laundry and a superb light filled open plan kitchen-living-dining zone opening onto a terrace. The apartments incorporate premium finishes and fixtures throughout: timber flooring to the main living area, stone bench tops and European appliances, elevator access, stunning all white bathrooms, double glazing, intercom, etc.


The Rox is nestled amidst a number of historic buildings, including Roxburgh House, Westella and the Uniting Church. The development includes apartments in both new and heritage parts of the site, along with ground-floor commercial space. Its design pays particular consideration to its heritage context and the opportunity to ‘rebuild’ the inner-city street corner. A generous public forecourt on the sunny side of the building will form a new community within the larger Hobart area.


The project restores the heritage fabric of the original Scotch College building, while adding carefully considered density to the site. The architecture of the new building compliments the existing, while maximising the solar gain and thermal performance of the building, which will serve to minimise the running costs to future occupants of the site.


The Rox looks set to provide residents with quality living and communal spaces with excellent aspect and natural ventilation. The design is the outcome of effective collaboration between architect, builder and client. Vos engaged very early with our client Norblack Investments and the result is very pleasing for all the team involved. Well done.

Value: $7.6