GLEN IRIS RESIDENTIAL
Modscape was appointed by Mecwacare to construct a multi-unit accommodation complex in Glen Iris. The building is part of Mecwacare’s commitment to promoting comfort and independence for retirement living.
The scope of the project included 23 generously sized one-bedroom units atop a basement carpark. All site works including the carpark, lift and fire stairs were coordinated by Modscape simultaneously with the construction of the 48 modules within our Brooklyn factory – thus reducing the project’s overall timeline.
Modscape developed the project into a modular solution from an original design by Stoll Long Architects. The design is organised in such a way as to enable each unit to have a private balcony. Lightweight metal cladding, angled balconies with semi-frameless balustrades and timber batten screens help break the façade down into separate forms – diminishing the scale and overall bulk of the building. The rich use of earthy-toned materials further compliments the native flora surrounding the creek below.
The building is an excellent example of modular design technology being utilised to streamline the delivery process of the project. The project was constructed offsite in just 17 weeks. Delivery and installation on site was undertaken over the course of a week and was followed by 8 weeks onsite to complete services connections, landscaping and external works.