Ocean Grove Integrated Children’s Centre
Description: The Ocean Grove Integrated Children's Centre will be purposefully built to cater for a number of different stake holders working within the City of Greater Geelong. The building contains reception, office areas, a toy library, play/multi purpose rooms, interview rooms, staff planning, staff rooms, Maternal Child Health section, two large kindergarten rooms, occasional care rooms, 7 children's play rooms, three kitchens, baby bottle prep areas, numerous kids and public toilets, large fully landscaped kids activity areas all fenced off for appropriate children's age groups.
The exterior design is made up of colourbond cladding, barestone cement sheet cladding, large operable glass doors leading into each individual room. Large timber decked areas surrounds the kids learning areas and an enormous internal timber decked courtyard with landscaped garden beds light up the internal of the building with its large glazed timber windows. Internally the building is predominately plaster board with a colourful paint scheme complimented with joinery and large coloured pinboards all completed to a child safe environment.
Lyons Construction are also contracted to complete a new road way and car park areas to link the existing Aquatic Centre (also built by Lyons Construction) to the Children's Centre and surrounding sports precinct.
Location: Shell Road, Ocean Grove
Value Range: $5m to $10million
Client: City of Greater Geelong
Architect: Perkins Architects