Project Update: Reservoir Police Station

Work continues on site at the new Reservoir Police Station. The fast tracked program has seen the works move ahead towards completion in June 2020.

Captured by builder McCorkell Construction, the feature screening has been installed on the new state of the art police station. The screens featuring work by a local indigenous artist serve the dual purpose of security screening and visual identity.


First look at Diamond Creek East Primary School

We are excited to share a first look at FMSA’s work with the VSBA to develop solutions for moderinsation works at Diamond Creek East Primary School. Currently in design development, the project will deliver an administration building featuring staff work areas, consulting rooms and reception, as well as art and science spaces.


Completed: PICAC Narre Warren

Developed by PICAC in partnership with international research and certification organisation IAPMO, the new $30m PICAC Narre Warren campus is targeting to be Victoria’s first Net Zero Energy (NZE) certified education facility. A comprehensive training and research facility dedicated to training the plumbing industry, PICAC Narre Warren will generate all energy required to support the operation of the building on site through the incorporation of several renewable energy technologies.

Learn more about this innovative project and the landmark use of geothermal energy in the education environment here.


Project Completion: Carpet Call Seven Hills

Following the successful delivery of the Carpet Call Victoria headquarters and timber and carpet warehouses, FMSA was engaged by Carpet Call to deliver a new interstate headquarters and operational warehouse in New South Wales western suburb Seven Hills.

Recently completed, Carpet Call NSW Warehouse and Headquarters is the companies largest facility to date at over 6,000 sqm warehouse floor space. Features a included a dedicated trade showroom, office space, warehousing and basement carpark to maximise the developable area of the site.

Delivered via design and construct contract FMSA as Architect and Superintendent worked collaboratively with the client and builder Vaughan Constructions to deliver a quality solution that is consistent with the Carpet Call brand and service philosophy.


Project Update: PICAC’s first interstate campus is under construction in Beenleigh

We are excited to announce that PICAC’s fourth training campus is under construction. Located in Beenleigh, Queensland – the new campus will be PICAC’s fourth practical training campus and the first to be based outside of Victoria.

FMSA Architecture is proud to be involved in our fourth project with Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre.  We support their mission to provide industry-led world-class training in plumbing whilst spearheading the world’s leading sustainable technologies embedded within its campus facilities.

With Stage 1 construction underway, the Beenleigh campus will deliver a number of innovations that will build upon the precedents for training excellence set at the recently completed Narre Warren & Geelong campuses, as well as its inaugural Brunswick campus.

We look forward to sharing more updates as this exciting project progresses.


Centre of Learning for Family Violence – Australia’s first dedicated family violence training facility

FMSA is proud to announce the completion of the new$11.7m Centre of Learning for Family Violence for Victoria Police. The new state-of-the-art training facility is the only dedicated family violence training facility in the country.

Victoria Police’s response to family violence continues to be bolstered with the launch of this new facility. The dedicated training centre, located at the Victoria Police Academy, will provide training to all police officers to improve the way they respond to family violence.

Following a competitive tender process, builder Ireland Brown Construction and FMSA Architecture were engaged by Victoria Police to deliver the training and office accommodation facility under a design and construct arrangement. Designed and built in 10 months, the new facility collocates practical training spaces for cadets with office accommodation for Victoria Police Academy staff.

FMSA Architecture is proud to have been involved in this landmark project – it is a testament to the excellent results we can achieve with true collaboration between the client, builder and consultant team.

Learn more about how the Centre of Learning for Family Violence is shaping how Victoria Police respond to family violence situations:

 

 

 


PICAC Narre Warren to be Victoria’s first Net Zero Energy education and research facility

FMSA is proud to be involved in the design of our third training facility with PICAC.  Set to be Victoria’s first Net Zero Energy education and research facility, the new Narre Warren facility is a world class training facility, and showcases innovative ESD and construction technologies.

Most notably, the facility is the first in Australia to utilize building foundation screw piling to source geothermal energy for the buildings heating and cooling requirements. 192 x 13 metre deep energy piles and 28 geothermal bores were drilled to a depth of 100 metres using a new specialized Commachio drill from Italy. Together the 220 wells are used for the Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system to heat and cool the building. The GSHP system integrates thermal heat loops within the structural screw piles for geothermal heat exchange.

Learn more via the fantastic showcase video:


FMSA staff visit the Victoria Police Centre for Family Violence

FMSA staff toured the new Victoria Police Centre for Family Violence facility at the Victoria Police Glen Waverley campus. Delivered under a design and construct with Ireland Brown Constructions, the $11 million project has been constructed in 7 months. The new complex has been designed to facilitate the domestic violence training centre, complete with practical classrooms, syndicate rooms and office space for staff.

Led by Project Architect Hao Lee, staff spent a sunny Saturday morning touring the unique building. The team enjoyed the behind the scenes look at the cadet and staff spaces including practical scenario classrooms and auditorium. Several staff in attendance were involved in different stages of the project and were excited to see the design intent realised so well.

Thank you to Project Architect Hao Lee, and Ireland Brown Construction for facilitating the visit.

Photos: FMSA Architecture.


Media: New net-zero energy PICAC Narre Warren education centre featured in Create

Australia is set to have its first Net Zero Energy education and research facility, the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) at Narre Warren.

The landmark project was recently featured by Create.Digital.  The article discusses how our collaboration with engineers NDY has delivered an ambitious design using the latest sustainable design innovations. Read more here:

https://www.createdigital.org.au/magazines/net-zero-energy-education-centre-sustainable-building-practices/


Construction begins on the new Centre for Family Violence training facility

Construction is officially underway on the new Centre for Family Violence training facility at the Victoria Police Academy. This exciting new project was procured via a “true” design and construct methodology in partnership with  Ireland Brown Construction,  Meinhardt and Outlines Landscape Architecture. The new complex has been designed to facilitate the domestic violence training centre, complete with practical classrooms, syndicate rooms and office space for staff.

Featured recently on 7 News Melbourne, the innovative education facility is currently under construction.

Family violence training

Senior police have admitted they failed victims of family violence in past years, by not treating the crime seriously enough.www.7news.com.au#7News

Posted by 7 News Melbourne on Sunday, 17 June 2018

 

L-R: Kevin Casey (Asst. Commissioner), Vanessa Brotto (Vic Police – Head of Centre for Family Violence) , Andrew Crisp (Deputy Commissioner), The Hon. Lisa Neville (Police Minister), Greg Anson (FMSA), Hao Lee (FMSA), Nigel Brown (IBC).