Australian Unity commissioned GHD Woodhead to realise a new community hub and apartment complex within an existing retirement village at Victoria Grange, located in the established Melbourne suburb of Vermont South.

The apartments have a mix of two bed and two bed plus study options, and have been designed for maximum benefit of orientation and views, with majority of layouts having dual aspect outlook. Apartment layouts have generous proportions and provide for flexible living arrangements.

Working closely with Australian Unity’s development team, GHD Woodhead is delivering a benchmark in contemporary retirement living. The scheme has been driven by best practice in sustainability, keeping the needs of the residents and operator in mind from concept design through to delivery.

The project comprises:

  • Phase 1: Community Hub building provides a space for the residents social and community needs, including indoor swimming pool, healthcare consulting room, beauty salon, multi-purpose craft and social spaces, café and administration offices.
  • Phase 2: 41 new luxury independent living apartments within three three-storey blocks with secure car parking surrounding a new landscaped courtyard which will include outdoor gym, bowling green, social spaces, potting shed and a vegetable gardens.