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2C Newsletter April 2020

2C News - April 2020

Welcome to 2C News

It’s been an indifferent start to 2020 and we hope all of our friends, colleagues and families are keeping well and safe in these trying times. The construction industry has been fortunate, so far, in being able to continue with works on most projects. We were also fortunate and grateful to win some great projects with excellent clients late in 2019.

Below are a few of these just getting underway.

Stay Well. Stay Safe.

New Projects: Education

Yarra Valley Grammar Art, Design & Technology Wing

The works comprise of demolition of an existing car park, removal of redundant services and the construction of a new two level major school building that will support Yarra Valley Grammar’s leading curriculum. The curvilinear facade and curtain wall system visually connects the new building with existing adjacent buildings. The design incorporates a digital photography studio, photography printing areas, visual communications studio, textile studio, senior 2D/3D art studio, middle school studios, flexible learning areas, tech workshops, design lab and studio, machine rooms, meeting rooms and gallery. External surrounding landscaping synthesize the building’s main entrance and forecourt with with the existing footpaths and landscaping. Works have commenced with expected handover early 2021.

Peninsula Grammar Innovation & Learning Centre

Peninsula Grammar’s new two level Innovation & Learning Centre will facilitate technology leading and flexible pedagogy consisting of collaborative break out spaces, maker spaces, workspaces, gallery, VR room, versatile learning spaces including an outdoor learning area, meeting rooms, recording/editing room, resource collection and a lecture style presentation space. The outdoor learning area incorporates landscaping, a courtyard tree and integrated outdoor furniture. Stepped paving forms the external terrace and the landscape moulding falls away from the building to connect with an undulating pathway integrates into its surroundings. Works are well underway, with handover scheduled for the end of the year.

Maranatha Christian School Stage 1

The project involves the relocation of existing transportable buildings, the demolition of existing carparks, installation of services and the construction of the new two level junior school facility. The striking curvilinear brick facade and building’s engaging layout integrates multi-purpose rooms, breakout spaces, amenities, canteen, servery, offices, meeting rooms and outdoor learning areas. The dynamic landscape design includes garden beds, retaining walls, stairs, access ramps, stepped terraces and curvilinear planters with integrated seating. Stage 1 is under construction with a target completion date in the last quarter of 2020.

New Projects: Aged Care & Community

TLC Aged Care Noble Gardens & TLC Aged Care Forest Lodge

The extension of the health facility involves demolition to existing TLC Aged Care Noble Gardens existing landscape to progress with a new access corridor leading to the proposed addition incorporating offices, gym store, maintenance and hydrotherapy pool. The fluid articulation of the stimulating curvilinear design maximises the building addition’s footprint and unifies with the existing building’s entrance.

TLC Aged Care Forest Lodge's scope of works incorporates demolition of the existing gym, dispensary and services infrastructure to facilitate the construction of a new lobby, gym and hydrotherapy pool. The proposed infill's modern glass design maximises the site's northernly light aspect and continues the existing development's scale in height. Both projects are progressing on site, with handover expected in the third quarter of this year.

Keilor Mausoleum Stage 4

The purposeful, contemporary Stage 4 extension incorporates the delivery of 774 mausoleum crypts, storage space, site excavation and levelling, upgrade of services and irrigation infrastructure, reconfiguration of landscaping including new car parks, access driveways and street furniture. The covered, unenclosed building with bluestone cladding evokes the sense of remembrance through its monumental tactility. The mausoleum is connected with nature, with the landscape design playing a symbolic and significant part of the memorial’s ambience harmonising elegantly with the existing building and its surrounding context. The project is advancing on site with targeted completion in early 2021.

New Projects: Civic & Civil Infrastructure

Hampshire Road Stage 3

The new civic green development located in the heart of Sunshine highlights Hampshire Road as Sunshine’s premier main street. The master plan was developed by Brimbank City Council with in-depth community consultation to create an active, unique, safe environment and effective method of access for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users. The open public precinct endeavours to connect people through cultural events through integrating enhanced community amenities. The works comprise new pedestrian crossings, landscaping, street furniture, bicycle storage and sculptures. Construction works at Hampshire Road is well underway and project completion is anticipated at the end of 2020.

Turning of the Sod Ceremony at Keilor Mausoleum Stage 4

Construction of the Gallery of the Saints Mausoleum – Stage 4 at Keilor Cemetery officially commenced with a turning of the first sod ceremony by GMCT CEO Deb Ganderton and Trust Chair, Michael Doery on Thursday 27th February 2020. The GMCT team welcomed 2Construct, the architects Bent Architecture and representatives from Zinc Cost Management.

Turning of the Sod Ceremony at Maranatha Christian College

2Construct revealed the new state-of-the-art educational facility on Monday 16th March 2020 to James Merlino, State Member for Monbulk, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education; Principal Jill English and Strathmore Secondary College students. Designed by Haskell Architects, the project comprises of new Learning Centre’s classrooms, labs and maker space.

Official Opening of Edithvale Life Saving Club

Mayor Georgina Oxley, Paul Edbrooke, Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services and Tim Richardson, Local MP cut the ribbon to officially open the new facility on Saturday 14th March 2020. The Life Saving Club was founded in 1919 and serves over 22,000 visitors to the beach each summer.

Turning of the Sod Ceremony at Maranatha Christian College

The official ground breaking ceremony included the 2Construct team, the architects CO-OP Studio, the project manager, Tony Zuiderwyk, former Head of Doveton special guest Joe Belousoff, deputy principal, Jenny Rus and the building's future occupants; students Riley Barrot and Mikayla Gunaratna.