Recently the builders of FMSA project the DEPI Anglesea Office and Depot were the winner of the 2013 Best Sustainable Energy Project at the Master Builders Association Victoria Regional Building Awards – South West region.
2012 marks an exciting change for FMSA with the completion of our Office renovation and retrofitting project. After a year of observing the progress from our Level 1 office; the directors and staff are excited to soon be moving up and working in our new office on Level 2 at 182 Capel Street.
We will be sharing a full recap of the project in the coming weeks, but until then we have a few images of the new office to share.
With winter upon us work is continuing on at 182 Capel Street – rain, hail or shine (if we are lucky).This month we have seen major changes externally with much of the cladding being installed. As the external facade takes shape we can finally see the true form of the extension.
Work to install the panels is to continue into December, with projected completion of this task expected by the end of the year.
Those of us in the Capel Street office are all aware of the construction of the new office level being built above us. We can hear the progress everyday but what is really going on up there?
FMSA Architecture is currently working on the design of a residential project located in inner city Melbourne; 123 Lonsdale Street. The challenging project will see the conversion of an existing inner city 11 storey office building with an additional 8 levels added upon the existing form. The proposal will create a total of 146 apartments over the 6 star residential complex. In addition the complex will include retail and restaurant tenancies at street level.
Work continues on the 123 Lonsdale Street project, with a planning permit submission to be made in the coming weeks.
After weeks of preparation internally and on the roof; over the weekend the erection of the steel framework for the new second floor began at FMSA Capel Street Office.
Sections of steel were craned into position and the form of the new building was finally revealed which we are pretty excited about. More steel work is planned for the coming weekend so check back soon for more progress shots.
The last week has seen preparation for the new level take further shape, with the removal of the concrete pediments from the Capel Street facade, extensive concrete works at basement level as well as further works to the new gas air-conditioning system continuing.
Works are set to continue in the coming weeks with the erection of steel framework for the new level to take place over the Christmas break in January.
FMSA staffers Jonny Tanoto and Adela Alexandra have been working on an animation of our office retrofitting project 182C. The video provides an insight into the design ideas and ESD principles and process for 182C.
As building owners, architects, interior designers and construction managers we have a unique focus upon the results expected from our project. FMSA are aiming for a cost effective carbon reduction, demonstrating good choices made as consumers and creators of office space within a sustainable workplace culture. It is intended that our building and practice will be audited independently to benchmark our achievements.
FMSA Director Greg Anson will be presenting the video as part of the upcoming IQPC Retrofitting Established Buildings Conference this October. To be held at the Rydges Melbourne between October 26-28th, the conference will focus on presenting case studies surrounding strategies in retrofitting buildings.