Creating a cost-effective design that was operational, low maintenance and most importantly, warm and welcoming for residents and their guests. This was the seemingly straightforward brief given to Thexton Smith architects by Heritage Care to develop its new aged care facility in Epping. But there was one additional consideration: The site was located right in the heart of Northpoint Enterprise Park – a business park that’s home to multiple factories. Yet it was surrounded by
Located in Melbourne’s inner south-eastern suburbs, the bold Henry Windsor apartments sparked enormous buyer interest when development began. In walking distance to some of Melbourne’s most sought after attractions, like the Chapel Street shopping strip, St Kilda’s hipster Fitzroy Street, and only a stone’s throw from St Kilda Beach and Albert Park, it’s no surprise that all 53 apartments across seven storeys were easily sold not long after its completion. The striking angula
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s west, Sunshine is the fastest growing region in Australia and has been named by the Victorian Government as a Metropolitan Activity Centre and an emerging National Employment Cluster. As a regionally important centre, it’s no surprise that a major project currently underway within Sunshine is already setting a high benchmark for future regional development, in terms of quality design and construction. The purpose built $52 million Brimbank
Melbourne’s McBride Charles Ryan Architects brought Monash University’s aim to life of creating true communities in quintessentially Australian style, with its design of the new Logan Hall student accommodation at the Clayton Campus. Sustainable design and construction was central to the building’s development to achieve a 5-star-as-built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. The development includes 250 studio rooms, as well as shops and cafes on the ground fl
As part of the $80 million upgrade and expansion to the Knox Private Hospital, its car park was extended in 2015 providing more than 240 additional parking spaces. Following this major development, it is now the second largest private hospital in Victoria, and the largest private hospital in the east. The project extended the existing Inpatient Unit, including an additional 60 beds and two-bed wards, with 10 consulting suites, a new main entrance and a pharmacy/gift shop. The
It was a case of old meets new with the upgrading, refurbishing and extension of the old Castlemaine Police Station, completed in October 2014. This functional, contemporary square building is still very much in keeping with the style and heritage of the buildings in the surrounding area. The redevelopment of the Castlemaine Police station is a shining example of how Robertson’s Façade Systems cleverly and seamlessly links old with new, to create stunning, functional designs.
The redevelopment of Dimmeys, Richmond’s heritage listed building, completed in 2015, transformed it into a modern mixed-use development connecting old and new. Now known as Richmond Icon, the well-known historic building began life as a textile store in 1878, evolving to a quality goods store during the Depression and, most recently, to a prominent bargain store. Armsby Architects created the new design, taking the already iconic building one giant leap ahead by carefully pr
Robertson Facade Systems was proud to be involved in Atherton Gardens, a public housing development in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Designed by McCabe Architects and Bird de la Coeur Architects, Robertson Facade Systems supplied the brick gasket forminer in which the thin brick facing tiles were set to create the decorative brick facade. This project was tested by the CSIRO to determine the durability of the thin bricks once set in concrete. The findings indicated that the strength of