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Nunawading Community Hub

City of Whitehorse
fjmt studio
$25 Million
August 2020

Located on the site of the former Nunawading Primary School, this project saw the transformation of the former school site the into the inviting Nunawading Community Hub. The landmark project provides new community facilities for people of all ages to embrace getting active, social interaction and learning opportunities while delivering state-of-the-art sustainability initiatives. The heritage school building was refurbished to ensure the history of the site is preserved for future generations.

The community facility has 14 different-sized, multipurpose spaces designed to accommodate a diverse range of activities and interests including multi-functional class and meeting rooms, specifically designed spaces for dance, art, and counselling activities, a communal kitchen with a teaching area, a purpose-built Meals on Wheels facility, a multipurpose sports stadium, and ample car parking. The hub was completed with the integration of Tunstall Park, which was enhanced with open green spaces, new paths, and areas for passive recreation.

The Nunawading Community Hub has achieved a 5 Star Green Star Design & As-Built V1.1 certified rating, and is the first Green Star building in the City of Whitehorse with key features including:

  • Improving the indoor environment by utilising improving ventilation systems which maximise outside air use, installation of flicker free lighting, reduction of glare and increase the natural daylight.
  • Reducing energy demand via fa├žade with a high level of thermal performance. Particularly the use of imported Reynaers glazing system.
  • Use of sustainable materials via using alternatives to cement in concrete, sourcing sustainably produced steel and timber, and retention of the existing heritage building fa├žade.
  • Harvesting of rainwater to supply toilets and irrigation and installing efficient sanitary fixtures.
  • Solar Panel array with total kWp of 65 kW.

We are pleased to have teamed up with the City of Whitehorse, fjmt studio and WSP on this exciting project.