Springvale Community Precinct Design Competition Winner Announced
23 August 2016
Lyons Architecture was chosen as the preferred company to design the new Springvale Community Precinct at last night’s Greater Dandenong Council meeting.
Lyons was one of three architectural firms shortlisted to provide detailed design concepts as part of a design competition for Stage 2 of the Springvale Community Precinct project, launched by Council earlier this year.
This significant Council investment in Springvale will see the site of the former Springvale Municipal offices at 397-405 Springvale Road transformed into a world-class community facility, providing a variety of learning, leisure and cultural spaces.
The project will be delivered in two stages – the first being the redevelopment of the Springvale Town Hall and the second the construction of the Springvale library and community hub.
Last night Council also made a decision on the construction tender for Stage 1 of the project – awarding the contract to McCorkell Construction to refurbish Springvale Town Hall.
Work on the refurbishment of the town hall will begin in October this year and is due for completion in June 2017.
The Springvale Town Hall Refurbishment will include new heating and cooling, improved lighting and new sound and improved acoustics. A new deck will also be built on the northern side of the town hall, making the facility more attractive for function hire and hosting key community events.
Stage 2 of the project will include a modern state-of-the-art library, multi-purpose community meeting spaces, outdoor green spaces and parking.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Heang Tak said extensive community consultation was undertaken as part of the Springvale Master Plan in 2013 to assist in shaping the future of the site.
He said further community feedback was also sought on the design competition brief for the Springvale library and community hub in April.
“The Springvale Community Precinct will become the new community heart of Springvale,” Cr Tak said.
“As well as modern and well-appointed indoor community and civic spaces, the outdoor green spaces will be extensively landscaped, allowing for a variety of passive and active recreational uses, community events and social gatherings.”
The works will be delivered over four years to minimise potential impacts on the local residents and deliver the best possible outcomes for the wider Springvale community.
Cr Tak said funding for the project would also be staged.
“Proceeds from the sale of Council’s disused Springvale depot would assist in funding the project,” he said.
“Council will also seek government funding for the project.”
Lyons Architecture will now begin work on finalising the design plans for the new Springvale Library and community hub, with construction due to be completed by early 2020.