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Kilgour Place Apartments

Client Places Victoria (formerly VicUrban)
Status Completed 2011
Country Wadawurrung
Location Geelong, VIC
Night view of mixed use apartment building, traffic lights and traffic in long exposure photo
New apartment balconies with timber and fibre cement sheet cladding
Timber clad balconies overlooking neighbourhood
Outdoor stairs leading to upper level, can see older brick apartments next door
Landscaped courtyard garden below new apartments
New gardens outside apartment building
New red clad building with water tanks and gardens below
Apartment open plan living room and kitchen
Apartment patio overlooking brick apartments adjacent
Timber structure over outdoor area, contemporary clad apartment building above
Status Completed 2011
Client Places Victoria (formerly VicUrban)
Country Wadawurrung
Location Geelong, VIC
Budget $ 6.9 million

In 2009 Foreground Architecture (then FMSA Architecture) was engaged by VicUrban (now Development 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.

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

Subsequently, Foreground 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.

Photography: Andrew Sans Photography