In our first video update for M/25 by Match witness M/Construction installing the full height precast panels to the eastern boundary whilst you can see that other works are already completed including underground stormwater, brickwork and slabs to the commercial tenancies and the ground floor carpark slab is underway. The video also showcases the views toward the city that will be able to be seen from the south-east facing third floor apartments. Find out more about M/25 Apartments here www.m25apartments.com.
NEW FREMANTLE APARTMENTS BRING PARKLAND TO THE DOORSTEPRead more
Boutique apartment company, Match, has introduced a new project that offers a parkside location, with easy access to the energy of Fremantle.
M/27 by Match is located amidst the heritage precinct of Fremantle’s eastern corridor in Parry Street. It is a boutique apartment complex of just 40 one, two and three bedroom apartments on a site adjacent to parklands and surrounded by authentic heritage fabric.
Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of M/Group, the parent company of Match, said the project brings lifestyle options to the doorstep of its residents in a classic Fremantle fashion.
“The opportunity to live in M/27 by Match is unique proposition for Fremantle. It is located beside parklands, which is rare in the booming City, but will also be a hub of activity when the remaining heritage building is given a new life as a boutique eatery and meeting place,” he said.
“This is a beautiful location set amongst an intensely character-filled environment. The north-east facing apartments offer views over the large reserve, and others overlook the heritage fabric and Fremantle vista. All within a short walk to the Port City’s famous cappuccino and entertainment strip.”
The M/27 by Match apartment project was designed by the award-winning Cameron Chisholm Nicol (CCN) Architects, the architectural talent behind Match’s neighbouring and highly celebrated Heirloom by Match rejuvenation of the Dalgety Wool Stores.
The apartment design has been consciously restrained to integrate into the environment. The apartments are neatly tucked in at the rear of the property and are accessible by a private landscaped laneway.
“Match jumped at another opportunity to create boutique apartments in Fremantle. It is an incredibly special place and requires a careful balance of modern and contemporary design to enhance what already exists in the streetscapes,” Mr Clark continued.
“The unique nature of the project represents limited supply and good capital potential in an environment that is earmarked for growth. These apartments will give residents the opportunity to live centrally in a quintessentially urbane environment, but also have direct access to open space in a private, boutique environment.”
Match is part of the M/Group of companies, an organisation that specialises in the identification and development of niche development opportunities across the State, and is responsible for helping to revitalise environments such as Mount Lawley, South Fremantle and Maylands.
The City of Fremantle has earmarked the project area as a key pathway for expansion into its eastern gateway. Fremantle is currently receiving a $1.3billion injection of public and private investment.
Apartments at M/27 by Match are priced from $390,000 for one-bedroom and from $490,000 for two-bedroom apartments and from $850,000 for 3 bedroom parkside apartments. Construction is being undertaken by M/Group’s building company, M/Construction, and is anticipated for completion late 2019.
For more information visit m27apartments.com or contact 0432 660 066.
Form by Match – Construction Update – Late November 2017Read more
In our latest construction video update on Form by Match, you can see the roof sheeting installation has commenced as well as the roof plumbing and box gutter. Internally tiling is underway and is completed on levels 1, 2 and 3 with the cabinets starting to be fitted to level 3. Externally, the bricklaying is being undertaken to the gable end wall.
Form by Match – Construction Update – November 2017Read more
In our latest construction video update on Form by Match, you can see that construction has progressed to Level 5 with the roof steel currently being installed. The final concrete pour is occurring to the suspended slab on the level 4 deck and as a result the concrete structure has now reached completion with roof sheeting commencing. Internal activity is underway which includes the fitout to level 1 and level 2, reaching 80% completion while level 3 wall framing has been completed.
New Land in Secret Harbour Makes Home Ownership PossibleRead more
New land released in Stage Two of Secret Harbour’s Hamelin Park is surprising a market that didn’t believe home ownership was possible in established areas of Perth. It follows an unprecedented sell-out of land in Stage One, with developers M/Land looking to dispel misconceptions that buying land close to the beach and significant infrastructure is out of reach.
Being young and single, Yvonne Stanhope (31) had all but resigned to the fact that she would never be able to afford to buy a home in metropolitan Perth southern suburbs. Having lived and worked in Margaret River for three years, it was time to come home, but she wanted to be close to the beach and near her family in Port Kennedy. Then, late last year she came across a land release in the middle of Secret Harbour and saw what was possible.
“I looked around on the Internet for land and Hamelin Park was the first site that came up. I couldn’t believe how close it was to the beach and the shops. Other land I looked at was smaller and the same price or much more expensive,” she said.
“I thought I would only be able to buy into the market with a partner, but I got the first home owners grant and am building a home in an area that is perfect for me.”
Hamelin Park is located in a well-established and sought-after coastal community of Secret Harbour, with a population of over 10,000 people. The area has schools, health services and transport links, as well as an award-winning golf course, newly refurbished surf club and a major regional shopping centre, which has recently completed a $58 million transformation to include Aldi and Coles and specialty shops.
The estate’s initial land release was launched end of 2016 and all but sold out in unprecedented time. According to M/Land Director, Mr John Wroth, the high demand for affordable land in the area fast tracked the release and simultaneous construction of Stage 2 and he does not expect the lots to be available for long.
“Most people are genuinely surprised when they learn they can break into the property market in an established coastal community like Secret Harbour – which is not surprising given the incredible location and our efforts to create a family-friendly environment at record low prices,” he said.
“Hamelin Park land has attracted interest from local and first home buyers, with a large contingent of people who had been renting in Secret Harbour and didn’t think they could afford to buy in. The Stage Two release includes lots that overlook a landscaped parkland which includes a children’s playground that is due for completion before the end of the year.
“Once this current release sells out, no land will be available until 2018, so it will be a case of first in best dressed.”
Stage Two construction works are well progressed, comprising of 22 lots sized between 360sqm and 502sqm with titles expected by the end of the year. The land forms part of a well-considered estate incorporating a central family parkland.
With a number of homes in the estate already underway, Yvonne is starting to get a feel of what life will be like and looking forward to the completion of her first home.
“I’m staying with my sister at the moment which is only 10 minutes away, so I spend quite a bit of time at the site. The house now has the roof and walls, and should be complete by Christmas.” Yvonne continued.
“I can tell the area will be family oriented so I feel really safe and comfortable. I’m super excited and can’t wait to move in.”
M/Land is part of the M/Group of companies, an organisation that specialises in the identification and development of niche development opportunities across the State, and is responsible for helping to revitalise environments such as Mount Lawley, South Fremantle and Maylands.
Hamelin Park is the last remaining strategically located parcel of land in Secret Harbour and offers home sites from $179,000 and house and land packages from $329,000, excluding the First Home Buyers grant.
NEW LEEDERVILLE ICON OFFICIALLY OPENSRead more
On Saturday 14 October at 11am, Leederville’s newest architectural icon and local tribute building will officially open in a ceremony led by the family and descendants of the original site owner, who built a soft drink empire and created a Western Australian legacy.
M/24 by Match in Carr Place Leederville is inspired by the site’s former occupant, Golden West Aerated Water Company, which was established around 1902 by Mr Jack James Wallis (known as J. J. Wallis) to produce soft drinks of various kinds, such as ginger beer, lemonade and kola beer.
The property is mixed-use development consisting of 39 residential apartments and four commercial units on the ground floor with a feature façade that was inspired by the building’s former use, and generated by the digital modelling of patterns formed when bubbles intersect. The dynamic patterns – known as ‘Voronoi’ tessellations – give the impression of a form bubbling out of the site.
M/Group Managing Director, Mr Lloyd Clark, said the unique concept and tribute to history has attracted a great deal of attention from the community and clearly indicates a thirst for edgy product that enhances the streetscape and tells a story.
“M/24 demonstrates that investing in good architect can pay dividends in a market that responds to unique product. The success of this project is more pronounced in an environment that is too often brimming with high density, cookie-cutter designs that do very little for the streetscape or potential capital growth,” he said.
“Community feedback and kudos for the project has been overwhelming, and we are so pleased with the standard of environment we are handing over to new owners.”
Designed by Melbourne Architectural firm and company behind Perth Arena, ARM Architecture, the property is creatively structured internally with two distinct living environments; one with an active street-front outlook and one that is more relaxed overlooking a linear communal area with views towards the city skyline.
Joining the official opening festivities will be J.J. Wallis’ grandson, 85-year old Hal Wallis, who spent some time working at the factory, together with great grandchildren Peter, Barb and Julie, who performed part time jobs under their father, Robert James Wallis, who served as the Production Manager until the mid 60s.
“Match started in the industry some 16 years ago with a vision to offer something ‘different’ to enhance the urban streetscapes and really embrace the inner-city lifestyle, and we have been providing great lifestyle opportunities to the market ever since,” Mr Clark continued.
“We consider M/24 is great success that will now take its place amongst a string of unique and interesting projects the company has had the honour of being part of. We sincerely hope the community enjoys their preview of what will undoubtedly become an icon.”
M/24 incorporates plaques and artworks that pay tribute to the original site use and owner. JJ Wallis died in 1919 after building the successful Golden West Aerated Water Company, which is reported to have taken steps to move from its previous premise in Fitzgerald Street to Carr Place (formerly Leeder Street) in 1902. By 1907 the factory was in full swing.
A number of apartments are still available and priced from $420,000. For more information visit m24apartments.com.