For over 60 years our family has been progressing Melbourne’s residential landscape with a singular vision that everyone deserves the opportunity to own their part of the great Australian dream. We are redefining modern expectations, creating desirable home lots within amenity rich residential developments that are both aspirational and affordable.
Our communities are connected to the very best in educational, sports and leisure facilities, shopping and health centres, parklands, wetlands, cycle and walk trails, all developed with today’s family needs in mind.
We innovate, offering engaging social spaces featuring public artworks, play zones, fitness trails and walkways, designed to encourage you to get out and about. Without needing presales to ensure our projects go ahead, you can be certain that your home site is ready for you on time and to the highest standards.
Quietly changing the residential face of Melbourne for generations, our family brings a solid reputation, strong relationships and a wealth of knowledge to a new breed of residential developments, realising the potential of new locations and creating engaging, family neighbourhoods for future generations.
As one of Melbourne’s first families to actively realise the potential of local suburban property, we have a pedigree in successfully delivering quality projects. From large greenfield residential land subdivisions to apartments, townhouses, house construction and commercial, industrial and community sector projects, we have been quietly changing the residential face of Melbourne for generations.
Our family brings a solid reputation, strong relationships and a wealth of knowledge to a new breed of residential communities, realising the potential of new locations and creating healthy, family neighbourhoods for the future.
Phil Lewis, Chairman
Phil has been at the forefront of Melbourne property development for over 40 years. An experienced, award-winning builder and property developer, Phil was instrumental in transforming the Chain Group into one of Melbourne’s pre-eminent privately-owned property groups.
With involvement in a long string of iconic and highly successful projects, Phil prides himself on being heavily involved in the entire design and construction process – from original concept plans right through to completion. Phil has a wealth of experience overseeing a multitude of property projects, including low, medium and high density construction on large-scale residential sites, residential land subdivisions, neighbourhood shopping centres, childcare facilities, aged care facilities, retirement villages and multi-lot industrial facilities.
- Registered Domestic and Commercial Builder
- Member of the Master Builders Association (Victoria)
- Bachelor of Accounting
Ashley Lewis, Marketing Director
Ashley co-founded the Five Squared Property Group with Phil in 2009.
He commenced his career as a commercial lawyer, where he practised as a Senior Associate at Arnold Bloch Leibler, working on large commercial and corporate transactions and advising high net worth clients on a range of private wealth matters.
Since the inception of Five Squared, Ashley has overseen a myriad of commercial issues and has developed a strong passion for project marketing. Ashley is the Group’s marketing director, where he has introduced innovative, industry leading techniques to promoting projects.
- Bachelor of Law (Honours)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
Brett Lewis, Finance Director
Following a successful stint in corporate advisory, where he was a director of boutique practice SLM Corporate, Brett joined Phil and Ashley at Five Squared shortly after it was formed. At SLM Brett specialised in mergers & acquisitions and other corporate level transactions for both ASX-listed and private companies.
Brett has been pivotal to the growth of Five Squared, overseeing the financial and day to day operations of the Group and its various projects and investments. As the Group’s finance director, Brett has invigorated many processes of the business with his energy, cutting edge knowledge and strong eye for detail.
- Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) (Honours)
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Perch Clyde North is a new sophisticated neighbourhood to be set amidst green natural spaces at Hardys Road in Clyde North, one of Melbourne's fastest growing areas. From the developer of Bloom and the new Bloom, Perch is connected to already thriving streetscapes with all of life's essentials nearby – shopping precincts, dining scenes, medical centres, transport links, sport and leisure facilities, and a multitude of primary and secondary schooling and tertiary education options for all.
Let your family's future take-off and see your lifestyle soar at Perch Clyde North.
Launching in 2022
The New Bloom
Neighbourhood living has evolved. The new Bloom is a world of convenience, community and grown-up creature comforts.
The new Bloom is a well-connected address, with a myriad of lifestyle choices to take you in any direction. Efficiently serviced by public transport and direct freeway access, Melbourne’s CBD is around 45 minutes drive via the M1 and Berwick train station is under 5km away.
Final Release, Maple - 100% Sold
Construction completing late 2021/early 2022
We are so thrilled to announce that the new Bloom, a flourishing Clyde North neighbourhood, is now 100% sold out. This exciting project, commenced over 7 years ago, with the launch of the original Bloom estate, on Berwick-Cranbourne Road. 3 years later, the second phase of the precinct was introduced, when the first stage of the new Bloom commencing.
There are now over 450 families living in the Bloom and the new Bloom, with many more homes under construction, and over 200 more families still to move in. It is such a joy to see Five Squared’s vision of a vibrant, family friendly, community come to life. We look forward to welcoming more new residents, as well as completing the new facilities, such as the 5 hectare parklands and wetlands precinct, Luson Aged Care Facility and Bluebird Early Education Centre, all of which are under currently being constructed. Thank you, Clyde North, for helping bring to life this unique vision.
Located only 30km north-east of the Melbourne CBD, set amongst the lush, green, thriving community of Doreen in the City Of Whittlesea, one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas – Katandra Rise is an enviable address and a dream place to call home. Situated just a 500-metre walk from the vibrant Doreen Town Centre, you’ll have the best of both worlds at your fingertips with state of the art sporting and medical facilities, schools, restaurants, cafes as well as hectares of beautiful parklands just moments from your door.
Katandra Rise offers a range of generous home lots with wide frontages, bordered by majestic wetlands, stunning picnic spots and nature reserves housing exotic wildlife, playgrounds, walking and cycling paths in every direction.
Current Final Release, Francis - 100% Sold
Francis (Stage 16) is the current and final land release at Katandra Rise, featuring 12 premium home sites available now. Construction completed in early 2021 on these generously sized blocks ranging from 301m² - 482m².
Stay tuned for details of a pending special release of excess blocks, expected in 2022 (STCA).
Launching in 2022
A coveted location and a distinctive residential vision encompassing lush parkland and a pristine lake, Sienna’s individually conceived, 2 storey luxury homes impress with a nod to convenience, size and liveability with refined style. Versatile, with integrated, sustainable living features, a selection of floor plans offer spacious living effused in natural light.
Beauty and safety is the key, with every amenity considered for your enjoyment including an amphitheatre, beautiful trees, street lamps, park benches overlooking manicured gardens and lawns areas.
Thoughtful design and intelligent planning create a clean, green community, beautifully set around a lake, central parkland and playground. The vibrant neighbourhood is connected by winding bike paths and walk-ways in a secure, well-lit environment with a safe single entry point while maintaining inter-connectivity with Mount Waverley’s prestige lifestyle precinct.
Final Release, Azure - 100% Sold
Construction completing late 2021/early 2022
We are proud and somewhat emotional to announce that Azure is fully sold. This brings to conclusion sales at Sienna Mount Waverley, a project that commenced over 25 years ago, in 1995, when this former disused quarry site was purchased by the founder of the Chain Group, the late Mr Chaim “Harry” Chrapot.
Following the site’s purchase, an extensive engineering and landscaping endeavour commenced to prepare for the construction of 118 freestanding dwellings, of which less than a handful are yet to be completed.
The final homes at Sienna, all of which are sold, are due for completion at the end of 2021/early 2022. This is a true family endeavour, with construction being undertaken by Five Squared, a Chain Group offshoot, lead by Phil Lewis, Harry’s son-in-law. Various other family members, including Harry’s grandchildren, Ashley Lewis and Brett Lewis, are actively involved in developing this project.
There are now over 100 families living at Sienna, a UDIA award winning development, located only 18 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.
Thank you, Mount Waverley, for helping bring to life this special vision!
Places with heart.
You will find our impeccably placed communities flourishing in leading locations. Places that are outstanding examples of liveability, rich with aspirational urban attributes surrounded by open green spaces, freedom and fresh air.
Each neighbourhood is carefully considered for growing families. Connected to established communities in areas set to increase in value over time, you’ll find shopping villages, essential services, social spaces, schools, sports grounds and places to exercise, dine and play.
For commuters, quick and efficient transport services close to home mean less time travelling and more time to spend with family in your new home.