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Waverley Road is Off and Running

05 May 2017

On April 26 construction offically began on site. The builder LexiconCo has now established the site. The piling rig is in full swing and retention works are well underway.


Argyle Road, Kew - May Update

03 May 2017

Argyle Rd is taking shape!! External render completed and glazing units are being installed. Looking to an October completion date.


Zagames Ballarat Progress

21 April 2017

The external expression of the new kids area is coming along just splendidly. The natural stone combined with zinc cladding marries well together. Big thank you to the whole team for all their hard work in helping to shape this form so far.


Aerial Veiw of Whitehorse Chalets

21 April 2017

We take a look from above at the formation of Whitehorse Village.


Whitehorse Chalets on Schedule for Ski Season Opening

11 April 2017

The Whitehorse Village Chalets 2 & 3 are progressing on schedule for the ski season opening weekend on the 9th June 2017!!! The access road is 90% complete with all services trenched and in place for all allotments and the new substation building shell completed. The installation of the heavy duty double glazing units for both chalets is nearing completion with external cladding and base rockwork commencing next week. The chalets will present an impressive vista on the rugged alpine skyline once the network of scaffolding is removed in the coming weeks.


It’s All Downhill from Here

06 March 2017

Whitehorse Village Chalets 2 & 3 emerging from the ground!!! View from Bourke Street ski run.


120 Thames Street Progress

03 March 2017

Work onsite is steadily progressing, the end is in sight!


The Wait Will Soon Be Over

03 March 2017

Whitehorse Village is on track for lock up late march!


Whitehorse Village Chalets Reach Base Camp

30 January 2017

Scaffolding has been erected to commence the upper levels of the Chalets with the base structure completed for both Chalet 2 and chalet 3. The new road has been benched in preparation for concrete surfacing whilst trenching for services is underway and gabion walls completed. Subject to the variable weather conditions construction program remains on target for completion in May.


Merry Christmas From IMA!

22 December 2016

We would like to wish all our wonderful clients and consultants a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2017! Just a reminder that our office will be closed from the 22nd of December, 2016 and re-opening on Monday the 16th of January, 2017. See you all then!


White Horse Village Chalets Out of the Ground

07 December 2016

The Whitehorse Village Chalets at Mt Buller are coming out of the ground!!! The construction of the new road is also well under way with a high level of manpower being deployed between now and Christmas to take advantage of the fine weather.


Coventry Street Construction Update

30 November 2016

Coventry is springing up! Concrete work has now reached over half way complete. We are nearly there!  At this stage, the front concrete facade is fully installed with level 5 formwork currently under construction. 


Canterbury Road Formwork Up

23 November 2016

Level 2 formwork has been set marking completion of concrete slab for the development, internal framing will be constructed shortly. A nice green outlook across the surrounding suburbs from this level! 


Thames Street Consulting Suites Power Ahead

18 November 2016

The building is progressing rapidly with completion of top floor and fit out of services and internal fit out already commenced throughout all levels.


Argyle Road, Kew Update

18 November 2016

Work is progressing well with the first floor framing almost complete with roof structure and roof cladding to be completed prior to Christmas. Pool excavation due to begin shortly with completion early December.


Coventry Street Face On

19 October 2016

We are pleased to see Coventry starting to take its form at the street frontage with the main building profile facade halfway completed. Lots of activities are on going behind the facade, and we shall anticipate to see rear stair tower rising up to level 3 within the next fortnight.


Coventry Street Feature Facade

14 October 2016

It is both rewarding and relief to see the first pieces of the main facade successfully put together. At this stage all feature columns and first level horizontal splayed panels are in place. We shall anticipate more pieces of this feature facade to arrive shortly.


Canterbury Road Shapes Up

14 October 2016

Groundwork of the development has been completed with installation of panels to this level well underway. Soon we will see level 1 formwork rising up.


Inside Latrobe Place

27 September 2016

With the Display Suite now open onsite we take a look inside!


Latrobe Place Launches

20 September 2016

The display suite for Latrobe Place apartments has officially been opened with a launch on Saturday morning which attracted an encouraging number of visitors and potential purchasers. The display suite has been fitted out to a very high standard which reflects the quality of design that IMA have incorporated into the development. With sales picking up we are looking forward to tendering some time before Xmas 2016.


Progress at Thames Street

16 September 2016

The complicated basement and connection to the adjoining car park have been successfully completed and we are now moving towards the structure above ground floor with the commencement of erection of the precast concrete panels and lift core. There will be significant progress by the end of October.


Update on Argyle

16 September 2016

The basement areas and ground floor slab, boundary retaining walls and preparation for the pool have been completed. The structural steel at ground and first floor has been erected and wall framing has commenced. Inclement weather has caused significant issues with access to the site but now that the structure is above ground work should proceed at a greater pace. We look forward to completion of wall and roof framing by mid October.


Minamishima’s Top Dog

13 September 2016

Minamishima is still making waves in the Melbourne food scene. Again being featured in The Age Good Food Guide, this time for 2017. We are so grateful to have been part of such a project!


Precast Signed & Delivered

05 September 2016

It was an exciting moment to witness firsthand our very first feature zig-zag panels being delivered and installed on site.  (Check out our Instagram for some photos of these panels during our visit at the factory)


Coventry Street is Coming Out

31 August 2016

Construction of underground structure is well underway.  Ground floor slabs will be formed in stages starting from northern side of the site and gradually progressing towards Coventry Street side within these coming days.


Canterbury Groundwork in Place

31 August 2016

Installation of building retention system has been progressing smoothly despite the many rainy days our construction team has had to endure.   Piles and capping beams have been completed at this stage, with shotcrete walls are to be installed within the next few days. Great start for our groundwork!


Coventry St Crane Soars

03 August 2016

The crane is up and first layer of basement slab has been set down. The project is well on track with the construction program.  More panels are coming on site to form the building progressively. 


Canterbury Construction Begins

23 June 2016

We are in the construction mode at 57-59 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury.  Excavation work for installation of capping beam is expected to be completed within the next two weeks pending upon weather.  Keep following our next posts for the milestones of this neat proposed 3 storey mixed-use development.


Finishing Line Approaching

23 June 2016

174 Burnley Street is flying with prominent external claddings of the building in place.

A shout out to Lexicon our construction team for their hard work in making sure the building achieves our design intent.


Ekera Consulting Suites Construction Update

31 May 2016

Construction of the double basement carpark for 55 cars has commenced. The project consisting of 20 medical consulting suites over three levels opposite the Box Hill hospital is due for completion in March 2017.


Courchevel Apartments Mt Buller on Track for the Season Opening

30 May 2016

The total refurbishment of the existing 4 level No. 96 building on the Avenue is nearing completion and ready for the season opening in June. The refurbished complex has been converted into 8 large apartments all of which have been sold or under offer. The works commenced in January 2016 and have been completed in record time.


White Horse Village Road Works Begin

18 May 2016

The works for the complex road that will allow access to the proposed chalets and boutique hotel at the top of the steep site have commenced. Base works subject to the prevailing weather are programmed to be completed before the winter season commences in June. Some of the services for the allotments will also form part of the early works, with construction of the chalets scheduled to commence during the summer in November 2016.


73 Argyle Road, Kew

12 May 2016

The construction of this new bespoke residence is progressing with the basement level completed and the ground floor slab to be poured shortly. Bored piers and capping beam have been completed along the western boundary in preparation for the excavation of the pool. Completion is targeted for March 2017.


Picnic in the Park

26 April 2016

IMA's past and present employees enjoy a family day picnic at Hays Paddock in Kew East. What a lovely opportunity to reconnect and catch up with all the people who have helped to make IMA what it is today!


Aspire Superstructure Almost Complete

20 April 2016

The raw form of the concrete structure is expressed, allowing the body of the building to really take shape. This dynamic figure has altered the skyline of Maribyrnong and its surrounds. The external finishes will begin to help the structure to come alive even further, and express its indiviual personality.


Burnley St - On Top

11 March 2016

Final level concrete is scheduled to be poured today, with the last of the precast panels already installed.  Internal work is progressing well with framework up to level 7 and plasterboard installed up to level 2. Great work boys!


Coventry St - Retention Works Underway

11 March 2016

With the initial challenges in working around adjoining building structures resolved, the project team cannot be more excited to see some pilings followed by installation of a capping beam marking the presence of the development on Coventry Street.


The Directors Dine

21 December 2015

The Directors and their wives enjoy an end of year celebration at Lume restaurant in South Melbourne. A surprising menu with delightful deserts kept everybody guessing.


A view from the top

21 December 2015

Big thanks to the boys at LexiconCo who have put in a great effort this year on the construction of 174 Burnley Street, Richmond. Level 6 views towards the city are spectacular!

Can you pick the guy who does all the work?


Isola Apartments begin to transform the urban context

27 November 2015

With the completion of level 4 slab and installation of precast panels up to Level 5, the development starts making its statement to the surrounding urban typology. The last residential level (level 7) slab is expected to be poured before Christmas. Internal framing and services rough-in will commence next week.


10 Years Strong

23 November 2015

The Directors of IMA would like to thank Vinh Lam, Project Architect, for his dedication and 10 years of service to the firm. To which he has been an intergral part of the team on many of our major projects.


All smiles as SJB Celebrates in style

19 November 2015

Robert Ficarra and Phil Borelli enjoyed a great night at the SJB 25th Birthday Party at Alto Event Space, Melbourne.


Burnley Rising

08 October 2015

The Buildings super structure is emerging layer by layer with construction of floor slab currently up to Level 2. 

Level 3 slab is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.


Coventry St - Site Preparation has Commenced

08 October 2015

Site works have started with the existing building now demolished and the site cleared.  Sensitive probing of adjacent footings currently being undertaken to maintain the integrity of adjoining buildings as the priority.


Burnley Street Skeleton Forms

21 September 2015

The construction is right on schedule with ground floor slab been poured and vertical core structure installed up to Level 1.  Formwork for L1 slab has been completed to-date ready for concrete to be poured by mid week.   Profile concrete panel has also started to emerge (visible from corner of Burnley St and Bridge Rd). 


174 Burnley Street Construction Progress

31 July 2015

Bulk excavation near completion, with the stubborn rock now completely removed. Shotcrete walls to site perimeter now in place & securely anchored. Crane base poured, and we will soon be seeing the crane rise from the basement.


Brilliant takes shape as the finishing touches go up

22 July 2015

The project is reaching its final stage with all physical works to the building completed at present.

External cladding has been added to complement Brilliant's exterior, and all apartment interior fitouts have been delivered and installed.

Commercial fitout is expected to finish before the end of July. 


IMA & Ratio’s Trivia Night Extravaganza!

29 June 2015

A great night was had by all at the mid year IMA Social Event. This year was a trivia bonanza, with Ratio joining in with the fun! Pebbles and Bam Bam caused chaos, before an uproar over the highly controversial Housewives of Melbourne question. Our hosts for the evening Niche on Bridge provided excellent food and service, keeping our Quizmeisters brains fuelled. Luckily only small amount of cheating occurred!


Argyle Street nears completion

16 June 2015

With the external claddings almost complete Argyle St is showing its form. The new addition with its sloped face brickwork façade fronting Argyle St nestles comfortably between the old Victorian houses to the left and the contemporary house to its right.

The sloped façade allows the old heritage building to be visible from both directions and is intended to be subtle and sympathetic addition to the street.

At every opportunity the house aims to retain and highlight the old versus new, whether it be exposing the bluestone internally in the entry and dining area or providing glimpses through to neighbouring chimneys via the skylight over the shower.

The new buildings are clad in robust materials including brick, zinc and feature copper insets which will age and in time become the heritage layer.


Winner UDIA Judges Award for Excellence - 2014

02 June 2015

It is with great pride and delight to announce that our firm Interlandi Mantesso Architects
are the recipients of the Urban Development Institute of Australia

-Judges award for Design Excellence, 2014, for the Willow Park development at Maidstone.

Being recognised by development industry peers for design innovation and urban design renewal is flattering.

The entry culminated after a six year period, and was undertaken jointly with the developer
 JMC Group.

A conscious approach was adopted at the onset of the design process, to establish a residential development that would evolve in its architectural form and composition over the duration
of the development.

This would enable the development to emphasize a sense of community
 – via an architectural response of contemporary built forms.

The proprietor shared our view that the built form should be varied to contribute
to the new neighbourhood character. Our design creativity and flair was never curbed
by the proprietor, but encouraged.

We are extremely proud of our dedicated staff who have been involved in this project
over its existence.


101-103 Argyle Street, Fitzroy

16 April 2015

This new two storey residence in the heart of Fitzroy is nearing completion. 
The logistics of ‘morphing’ the existing heritage Victorian cottage into a vibrant 
contemporary residence had its challenges but through careful and innovative
 design the connection has been seamless.


Brilliant up to level 6!

16 April 2015

The construction of this 9 level building with 3 levels of basement 
car parking is ahead of schedule with completion due in September this year.


The interior fit out of kitchens and bathrooms is progressing well and currently 
fitting out Level 6. The external façade elements including metal screens 
and glass balustrades are also at an advanced stage giving shape 
to the emerging building.


The Station Hotel has arrived ahead of schedule!

16 April 2015

It is with delight that Practical Completion was achieved on this project with two months to spare.

Credit to Figurehead Construction in achieving great outcome, a fun project to work on with the whole team – Robert will miss the Tuesday morning coffee shop site meetings!


Calibre progress update

16 April 2015

Stage one of the Marque Development, Calibre is now taking shape.

External finishes are now being applied where the true expression of the building is becoming evident.

Now we await the arrival of the crown to top it off!