The former Youth Services and Inspiro site has been converted into the Belgrave Community Hub; providing a range of health and emergency support services to the local residents of the Yarra Ranges.
Services offered at the facility include counselling, diabetes education, dietetics (nutritionists), physiotherapy, podiatry, social support, occupational therapy and children’s occupational therapy, children’s speech therapy, emergency relief, and maternal and child health services provided by Yarra Ranges Council.
The project involved the demolition of existing buildings and associated external areas and the construction of the new two-storey building which includes offices, multi-purpose rooms, meeting rooms, counselling rooms, reception and associated amenities, and a loading bay.
The steel roof structure is uniquely shaped, and the façade of the building features many architectural elements including feature brickwork, patterned precast concrete, glazing, silvertop timber battens.
Externally the building is completed with concrete pavements, pavers, feature crib walls, timber decking, precast concrete seating, fencing, play equipment and detailed soft landscaping works.