The completed restoration works by M/Group of the original S.E.C Building and former Western Power’s Energy Museum at the Fremantle Substation site in Parry Street, is another example of how M/Group has worked effectively with the City of Fremantle and State Heritage Council to support the integration of valuable heritage fabric into contemporary urban living.
The property, which sits adjacent to a boutique Match apartment development that overlooks parkland at its rear, has been released for sale under an Expression of Interest (EOI) campaign; opening the door for a range of potential uses.
Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of M/Group, said the apartments on this site are already 35% sold, and the renewed heritage building will be on a separate green title. He said the opportunity to build a business on this site comes with inherent character and is surrounded by an established and new residential community.
“The planned apartment building, M/27 by Match, will be home to 40 boutique apartments and is due to commence construction in late 2018,” he said.
“The opportunity to take ownership of the building certainly opens the door for a ‘Bread in Common’ type food and beverage venue, although could as easily be adapted for boutique office space. The purpose of our work on this site is to, perhaps ironically, create new energy. It is a great opportunity for a potential proprietor in a great location.”
Match, which is part of M/Group, is the company behind the highly celebrated Heirloom by Match heritage renewal and is currently in the construction phase of the M/28 by Match boutique apartments in South Terrace.
The company prides itself on introducing design-focused apartment product that enhances the streetscape and activates living space in strategic locations.
The heritage works on the heritage building, undertaken by M/Group’s building division M/Construction, have included the restoration of existing brickwork, refurbishment of metal window frames and the restoration of existing large timber sliding doors.
The sale of the building is being managed by Knight Frank and more information can be obtained by contacting James Baker on 0418 912 007.
For more information on the limited number of parkside M/27 Apartments by Match, visit m27apartments.com or contact 0432 660 066.
M/25 by Match – Construction Update – March 2018Read more
In this video update for M/25 by Match witness M/Construction completing the GF columns plus preparation of the level 1 suspended slab including pouring formwork and services. Also shown is the installation of the loadbearing block walls between the upper and lower carparks. Level 1 also shows brickwork commencing to all first floor apartments. Find out more about M/25 Apartments here: www.m25apartments.com
Form by Match – Construction Update – March 2018Read more
In this video update for Form by Match witness M/Construction completing the external cladding to level 5, including external brickwork, cladding, roof flashings, soffit linings, painting and texture coating. Internal works to level 5 wall and ceiling lining has been completed with internal fitouts to now commence. Find out more about Form Apartments here: www.formbymatch.com.au
M/25 by Match – Construction Update – December 2017Read more
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.
Curtin University has appointed M/Construction as its first single-source supplier for Minor Works Services, giving the company responsibility and sanction to deliver on immediate requirements and rapid-response requests.
M/Construction is part of the M/Group of companies, an organisation recognised for its attention-to-detail and progressive approach in boutique property development and construction.
The company’s appointment as Curtin University’s Preferred Contractor for the provision and delivery of Minor Work Services across metropolitan-based campuses, follows a long-term maintenance agreements with local government and agencies and a portfolio of private medium density residential and commercial buildings.
Director of M/Construction, Mr Michael Read, believes the appointment is a significant achievement for M/Construction’s maintenance division. He believes confident Curtin looked favourably on the company’s building registration and maintenance credentials, but is confident the appointment is a direct response to its innovation.
“M/Group has a culture of looking outside the square to improve outcomes and efficiencies. M/Construction took time to evaluate Curtin’s requirements and brought to the table a tender that would take its minor works services to the next level,” he said.
“Our proposition not only delivered a detailed service model and dedicated staff, but also demonstrated the company’s propensity towards the latest technologies and materials, supported by ongoing research and access to new initiatives. We believe this sat extremely well with the Curtin University philosophy.”
As a technically innovative maintenance and minor works service provider, M/Construction uses advanced detection equipment, including thermal imaging cameras, borescopes and drone cameras, which allows the company to conduct initial investigations of concealed maintenance issues (such as rising damp or leaking pipework) and complete maintenance inspections without the need to make penetrations, remove roof or wall sheeting and generally minimise disruption to operations.
Technology also enables detailed reporting on concealed maintenance issues in a matter of hours and the tender was backed by transparent processes and systems accessed by both parties.
The Curtin University contract was won over a number of construction, maintenance and facilities management companies, and will see M/Construction work closely with Curtin’s Properties Facilities and Development staff to estimate, consult, deliver and close out service requests.
M/Construction will be responsible for mostly single trade, single supplier requests with the ability to combine multiple suppliers and licensed trades
“The (Curtin) contract will further demonstrate the scope and flexibility of the company’s capability, which can be applied to a number of environments,” Mr Read said.