ClientMonash City Council
Location53-57 Shaftsbury Drive, Mulgrave
Project ManagerJames MacDonald
DatesJanuary - November 2021
Principal ConsultantAOA Christopher Peck Architects
Delivery MethodFixed Lump Sum
A beautiful, brand new kindergarten and family centre designed with the surrounding environment in mind.
Alchemy was engaged to deliver the new, purpose-built Wellington Child and Family Hub in Mulgrave for the City of Monash. The project is designed by the talented AOA Christopher Peck Architects to replace the existing aged kindergarten that had insufficient capacity for the increased demand in the local community. Initial works required demo of the existing Wellington Preschool and Mulgrave Maternal Healthcare buildings, and Alchemy managed works carefully from the outset, given the site is surrounded by residential properties and local shops, so all site activities and deliveries are keeping disruptions to an absolute minimum.
The new Hub offers brand new kindergarten rooms, maternal, child health and specialist consulting rooms, a community playgroup room and multi-purpose family room, all purpose built and will provide a truly state-of-the-art Childcare and Family facility. Ancillary works included a welcoming yet secure entry foyer, supporting amenities, outdoor education landscape areas and associated civil and site infrastructure services works.
This facility is the first of its kind in Monash and demonstrates a commitment to improving the accessibility and quality of early childhood services in the growing population of the Monash municipality. A particular focus is the major works around some established and wonderful trees, and the site team are doing a great job to protect these mature specimens.