MKDC were appointed by MercyCare to carry out a full assessment of the 3 hectare Mercy Village site in Wembley, inclusive of its 118 dwellings and common use buildings. Following this assessment, a series of co design workshops were carried out to realign the vision and assist in repositioning the retirement campus in the senior living property space to be more in line with market expectations. Designing and delivering apartment and villa refurbishments and styling campaigns as part of the overall Village property transformation which included the Community Centre, James McAuley Apartment common areas, Harris Apartment Common Areas and various Villa refurbishments on campus was one of the numerous strategies implemented, to assist with the market appeal.
The look and feel of the styling campaign drew inspiration from nature, translated through use of natural hues and textures within the base palette of furniture and bold colours displayed through soft furnishings, artwork and objects. The campaign was to bring a fresh look and feel to the property whilst providing a sense of familiarity and home that buyers can relate to.
To support the continued roll out of refurbishments across campus, MKDC created a design guidelines package in alignment with Mercy Cares project vision, values and budget that enables a cohesive look and feel across the site. The revitalisation continues to be successful, with sales increasing as a result of the refurbishment program.