Cumberland View Hostel

Cumberland View Hostel is a combined high and low care facility for people requiring quality aged care services in a pleasant home-like environment. The hostel is located on the same site as the Cumberland View Retirement Village, which includes 258 independent living units and a community center with a variety of resident facilities.

Through our ongoing relationship with the client we continue to provide multi-disciplinary services to the Cumberland View facility, including masterplanning, specialist aged care, architectural and interior design services.

Upgrades to existing facilities include refurbishment of existing reception areas and offices, resident apartments, independent living units, communal dining room and multi-purpose spaces, the selection of furniture and artwork and the provision of marketing collateral

Blue Hills Rise Country Club

Blue Hills Rise Country Club is designed for independent living and to reinvent the concept of retirement living in Melbourne. This lifestyle resort is reserved exclusively for retirees 55 years and over and consists of 16 apartments together with a combination of lifestyle services.

The brief called for a sophisticated, contemporary, warm and welcoming environment; a comfortable space that is also practical, durable and hardwearing.

The variety of conveniences for residents and visitors include indoor and outdoor cafes, dining areas, lounges, swimming pool, bowling greens, shops, a gym, movie theatre, bars and dance areas. All contribute to the development of an outstanding country club facility.

Kilgour Place Apartments

In 2009 FMSA was engaged by VicUrban (now Places Victoria) to provide masterplanning and architectural services for the redevelopment of the former Gordon TAFE site in South Geelong. The masterplan outlined an infill mixed-use housing project that reinforced a wider city planning objective to create a more highly populated, finely grained belt of mixed use housing ringing and supporting the CBD of Geelong.

FMSA’s masterplan for the 1.4 hectare site outlined a residential redevelopment of the site that included a 30 unit 5 level mixed use complex (Stage 1), 45 3 bedroom townhouse (Stage 2) and 16 apartments in the redeveloped red brick Gordon TAFE building (Stage 2a).

Subsequently, FMSA was appointed as Principal Consultants for Stage 1 of the project resulting in the Kilgour Apartments – a 30 unit mixed use complex designed to meet needs of tenants over 55 years of age. A mixture of one and two bedrooms, the average unit size was 52 m² and 74 m² respectively. 

Adjacent to Kardina Park, the ground floor is occupied by 3 commercial tenancies and a semi-basement carpark, maximising the highly visible corner site.