Keysborough South Community Hub

  • Architecture
  • Melbourne

A new community hub for a growing region

Keysborough South experienced significant population growth from 2012 to 2019 - from 5,516 residents to 11,838. This population surge led to a substantial demand for community services, particularly early childhood services. The local community was invited to have their say on the Hub’s vision statement and provide input into what programs and activities they would like.

The Group
Client: City of Greater Dandenong
Studios: Melbourne, Australia
The Team:
Keysborough South Community Hub

The City of Greater Dandenong engaged our architectural team in the Melbourne studio to design and deliver an integrated and cohesive Early Learning Centre.  The core components of this 5 Star Green Star Design awarded rating project are:

  • two kindergarten rooms licensed for 33 children in each room
  • two long day care rooms licensed for 33 children in the 3-5 year old room and 24 children in the 0-2 and 2-4 year old room, with the capability of being split in two
  • two  large community rooms
  • smaller community meeting rooms (up to 3)
  • a series of consulting rooms for visiting specialists
  • an ample community lounge/gathering space
  • shared spaces for users, staff, and public amenities
  • an expansive licensed outdoor area, including open area zones and undercover zones

The overall building encompasses 2007 m2 of undercover space plus extensive licensed outdoor play areas for the early years programme and separate public open space in the form of a community playground and open space. An on grade car park will also be provided. The project targets net zero emissions as part of the design and delivery.

Construction commenced in January 2024

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Adrian Rivalland Associate Director

Adrian is an Associate Director and architect specialising in innovative and sustainable design. His extensive experience includes working on various projects, such as community buildings, sports facilities, educational institutions, and aged care facilities, each with its own unique design challenges.