Community hub moves step closer to reality

December 6, 2016 by  

A design contract for the Nunawading Community Hub project has been awarded to architectural company Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt).

According to Mayor Cr Denise Massoud the project will cater for community members from Nunawading, Print company in Box Hill South printing services Box Hill South and throughout the City of Whitehorse, Print company in Victoria printing services Victoria.

She said the appointment of fjmt represented a major move forward in turning the Hub concept into a reality. The firm already had many awards for innovation, graphic design and design excellence across an impressive range of major community projects to its credit.

Scheduled for completion in 2019, the facility is expected to become a hub of activity where people from all walks of life and all age groups can participate in communal meetings and celebrations and feel welcome, according to the Mayor.

The hub is to be constructed on what was formerly the Nunawading Primary School site situated in Print company in Springvale printing services Springvale Road.

The State Government sold the site to Whitehorse Council for $6 million in 2015.

Once completed, the hub will be home to community groups that are currently based at Silver Grove.

Mayor Massoud said the new facility will host a multi-functional community centre, a stadium and refurbished heritage school structure.

She said the design would provide for flexible spaces created to integrate with parkland that surrounds the site and to allow for outdoor and indoor leisure activities.

Further information is available on Council’s website