Mentone Activity Hub

  • Project Manager: Jason Mortimore
  • Site Foreman: Pat McGuane
  • Project Title: Mentone Activity Hub
  • Client Name: City of Kingston
  • Project Type: Council; new build
  • Project Size: approx. 600sqm
  • Project Cost: approx. $1.8m
  • Project Schedule: April 2015 – February 2016
  • This architect designed community building is truly State of the Art. Comprising Alucobond external cladding, two huge indoor spaces with separate industrial kitchens and shared disabled compliant bathrooms, one smaller room complete with pool table, a combination of timber, vinyl and carpet flooring throughout, floor to ceiling windows with a spectacular 4.8m raked ceiling. Feature lighting. Roller blinds and main interior entry doors are all electric. Additional storage rooms closed off with roller shutters. Sensor lighting system throughout every room. All topped of with an impressive 120sqm deck surrounded by the buzzing Keith Styles reserve. Nothing was left unconsidered.

    One of the large rooms has a plywood ceiling with exposed timber beams, and was intentionally designed to have an industrial feel to specifically meet the artistic needs of the Mentone Mordialloc Art Group. The second of the large spaces has a much more subdued, warmer feel with natural light streaming in from the almost entirely glass walls and four skylights. This room was designed to cater for the needs of the older generations in the community.

    All in all, this project was an interesting build as it presented some new and exciting building technologies to us along the way.

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