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Concept designs for Bendigo GovHub revealed


Detailed artist impressions for the $90 million Bendigo GovHub have been unveiled – revealing a design with sustainability, connectivity and wellbeing at the forefront.

The impressions reflect the unique heritage and culture of Bendigo and build on initial concept designs, which were taken to the community for feedback online and during consultation and engagements sessions in July.

Incorporating community feedback, the design champions the use of bluestone material which is commonly seen and celebrated across the city.

Bendigo GovHub is a partnership project between Development Victoria, Regional Development Victoria and the City of Greater Bendigo.

It will accommodate up to 1000 local and state government workers over a proposed four-floor building.

It incorporates state-of-the-art and flexible workspaces, and end-of-trip facilities like bike racks and change rooms to encourage sustainable transport.

The GovHub will feature ground floor community spaces and a welcoming customer service area, a concierge, a café, opportunities for heritage or local art exhibitions, and spaces with ‘lookouts’ offering views of landscaped gardens and beyond.

Designed by Lyons Architects, the proposed designs incorporate key sustainability features including efficient indoor air quality systems, solar panels, water and energy monitoring systems, and a large timber frame to deliver construction and health benefits.

A civic forecourt on Lyttleton Terrace and a pocket park on Mundy Street also aims to connect the GovHub to its surrounds and act as a community meeting point, while a strong use of glass aims to mirror the curve of Lyttleton Terrace to deliver a strong civic presence between the Civic Gardens, Bendigo Town Hall and the Bendigo Library.

The project is forecast to inject more than $130 million into the local economy and generate more than 100 local jobs during construction.

The completion of the proposed detailed artist impressions brings the project a step closer to achieving planning approval in order to proceed to the construction phase mid next year.

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