World-leading engineering for Latrobe Valley GovHub10/07/2020
Construction of the Latrobe Valley GovHub is fast taking shape thanks to world-leading engineering enabling the installation of 18 light gauge steel modules onto the sides of the building.
The modules, which each weigh around four-tonnes and stand at around 14.5 meters high, were made specifically for the building by local contractors using one of the most advanced forms of engineering in the world.
The builders of the GovHub in Morwell – Castlerock Property – were tasked with bringing the design to life and have worked closely with local consultants to achieve the final result, which is in keeping with the industrial finish of the building.
Castlerock have now installed 9 of the 18 pods, with the remainder along the eastern scheduled for installation throughout July and early August.
Construction of the Latrobe Valley GovHub is slated to be completed later this year, with the GovHub set to open its doors in early 2021 – Parks Victoria, Earth Resources Regulation and Solar Victoria are all confirmed as tenants when it opens.
When complete, the GovHub will house 300 workers, of which 200 will be a combination of roles to relocate from Melbourne, along with newly advertised local public sector jobs. The project has already been providing employment opportunities for locals during construction, with the creation 170 jobs and more than 75 per cent of local engagement has been achieved.
Members of the community can watch a video about the making of the modules.