Wheatsheaf Community Hub

Glenroy, VIC

A new timber community hub in a northern fringe suburb of Melbourne.

With the development being designed for an old primary school site, the Wheatsheaf Community Hub will become an inspiring new home for the Glenroy Library and the Glenroy Memorial Kindergarten. It will include maternal child health, a community health provider, neighbourhood learning and childcare services.

With the goal to achieve a hallmark sustainability build, the civil and stormwater design is being undertaken to meet best practice environmental guidelines (WSUD).

Additionally, the building is being designed for the passive house standard. Trying to achieve a passive house without compromising the irregular architecture building envelope means passive house buildings are usually box-like structures. Wheatsheaf Community Hub consists of unique building shapes and extrusions beyond the primary building façade line which complicate thermal bridge detailing.

Client: Moreland City Council

Architect: DesignInc

Value: $26M

Completion: 2021

Sector: Government & Public, Art & Culture

Services: Heritage, Timber, Structural, Civil, Façade

Images: DesignInc