The Wheatsheaf Community Hub, designed by DesignInc architects, will provide the Glenroy community with a welcoming, nature-inspired environment to learn, grow, and celebrate.
The Hub will become the new home of the Glenroy Library, the Glenroy Memorial Kindergarten and include maternal child health, a community health provider, neighbourhood learning and childcare services. The co-location of these community services will provide greater exposure and awareness of their offerings and an opportunity for increased interaction across the various services into the future.
The design of the building starts with nature as inspiration and uses biophilic design principles to create meaningful, calming connections with nature.
A landscaped forecourt ‘arbour’ will provide public activity space, identity and transition from the Bridget Shortell Reserve to the Community Hub. The transition continues into the building with internal landscape, natural light and views and access to nature and garden experiences.
The Wheatsheaf Community Hub will demonstrate Council's commitment to world-leading, sustainable design. The project proposes to achieve Passive House certification alongside selected Living Building Challenge Petals.
The Wheatsheaf Community Hub may be the first community centre in Australia to be Passive House-certified. Passive House is a rigorous performance standard for the envelope and internal environmental quality of a building. It requires an integrated design process that results in low-energy, high-comfort, healthy buildings.
The Living Building Challenge is recognised as the world’s highest standard in aspirational building sustainability. It is a holistic rating scheme that focuses on providing uplifting, resilient sustainable environments with an emphasis on community benefits.
The Living Building Challenge aims to provide buildings that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
Project update - May 2020
Contractor's are currently in the process of finalising critical design works in order to apply for building permits, with physical works anticipated to commence on site in early July.
It is anticipated works will be completed by late 2021.
Help us name the Hub!
Council is seeking suggestions for a name for Glenroy's new Community Hub. In accordance with Council’s Naming Moreland Places Policy, any person is invited to submit suggestions.Find out how you can submit a name for consideration here.