Roebourne Children and Family Centre

Roebourne Children And Family Centre

The Roebourne Children and Family Centre (CFC) involved the design and construction of a new licensed Childcare and Family Centre for up to 40 children. The CFC consists of two Buildings united by an undulating metal clad canopy wrapping around the Building. This utilisation of Architectural shape and strong earthen colour scheme, gives the building a sense of being part of the local environment.

Designed by Iredale Pederson Hook Architects and Constructed by GBSC, the Family Centre consist of two flexible multi-purpose rooms, the main being the Family Room and another which is likely to be used for a crèche facility with an associated office. A Reading room and kitchen link both these rooms, which allows for multitude events and configuration. At the North of the Crèche is an outdoor activity area that can be used for supervised play activities.

Due to the remote location of the project, constant project management and site supervision was paramount to the success of the building process. There was a high number of tradespersons onsite meaning strict Safety Management was implemented, and effective communication was used to liaise with contractors and to fulfil client expectations.

The building incorporates the following innovative elements; Extensive use of metal cladding with a mix of ply and aluminium to create architectural features, Strong design emphasis on reflecting the local environment, Rubberised walling to all play areas and extensive landscaping all of which Complies with latest environmental standards.

As part of the Commonwealth funded closing the Gap: Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership, the Roebourne Children and Family Centre will provide programs and services aimed at improving health and educational outcomes for young families in the Roebourne Region. The Centre will be leased by the Department of Education to Children’s Services Support Unit; a non for profit organization selected through a competitive tender process to manage the centre and provide services.

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