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LEOPOLD COMMUNITY HUB

Leopold

The Leopold Community Hub is a benchmark community facility, with a 5 Green Star design. The facility comprises childcare, early learning centre, library, community areas, maternal and child health services.

The building is an example of sustainable 5 Star design within the public sector. The innovative heating/cooling system is a combination of underfloor heating, indirect evaporative cooling, with maximised natural ventilation resulting in significantly reduced operating costs.

There are five separate structures located along a sloping site which required stepped excavation and benching to four levels. There were one hundred and fifty 450mm diameter bored piers, ranging in depth from 6.0 to 9.0 metres.

The Leopold Community Hub includes the following facilities:

  • Maternal and Child Health centre.
  • Kindergarten.
  • Childcare facilities.
  • Outdoor play areas.
  • Multi-purpose room.
  • Toy library.

CLIENT
City of Greater Geelong
ARCHITECT
GHD
SERVICES ENGINEER
GHD
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
GHD
CIVIL ENGINEER
GHD
COMPLETION
November 2014
CONTRACT VALUE
$8.2 million

Success Factors

Mitigation of project risk through installation of 1.5m deep engineered fill and 6m to 9.0m deep x 450mm diameter bored piers without need for the construction contingency budget.

Installation of an innovative integrated mechanical services system resulting in significantly reduced heating and cooling costs for the Client.

Devco is a great Australian success story of persistence, skill and hard work creating a business based on the traditional values of quality and service.

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