Exciting new era for Prospect residents
What does a CLIC look like?
Where will the CLIC be located and when will it open?
The construction of your new Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre (CLIC) is progressing well, with the building structure rising out of the ground to appear above the site hoardings. With the ground floor slab completed, there is a real sense of the size of the new library and art gallery, as well as how the new building will relate to the adjacent local heritage-listed Town Hall.
The project team have been using a combination of construction techniques, with in-situ concrete pours for the coloumns and lift shaft, a post-tensioned concrete slab to the ground floor, concrete tilt-up panels to the northern wall, and strictural steel columns (and K-bracing) extending vertically through the building. This multi-faceted approach is required to achieve an open and airy feel to the building, with glazing on three sides of the building, as well as providing future flexibility by ensuring there are as few columns as possible.
We’re now seeing works progressing at a rapid pace, with the main building structure due to be completed and enclosed by February 2019 prior to the glazing and façade screen being completed. With works continuing up until a brief break over the Christmas period, we can all look forward to watching the facility take shape over the coming months. Passers-by continue to enjoy being able to see the construction progress through special portholes located in the covered passageway at the front of the site, or you can also view construction from Vine Plaza.
We are pleased to report that the construction of the new Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre (CLIC) is progressing well and is on track for completion by September 2019. The demolition process proved to be slightly more complicated than anticipated, with oversized footings requiring additional time on site to complete demolition.
A high level of care was needed during demolition to ensure the adjacent local heritage-listed Town Hall was not damaged during any of the works, with specialist firm Samaras brought in to complete the delicate task of removing the old atrium.
After such an exciting start to the project, with the demolition of the former civic centre transforming the site and revealing the northern wall of the Town Hall, the subsequent civil works for the new building have seemed slow in comparison. This is a critically important part of the project, as this activity (quite literally!) puts in place the foundation for the rest of the construction process.
With civil works now complete, in coming months we’ll see the new building start to come out of the ground, with the basement precast panels being erected in September. Steelwork from ground to first floor will follow in October, as the building starts to take shape and peek above the hoarding on Prospect Road.
With works continuing on the construction of the new CLIC, we can all look forward to watching the facility take shape over the coming months. Passers-by have enjoyed being able to watch construction progress through the special portholes provided in the covered passageway at the front of the site, or via unrestricted views through the rear fencing.
Exciting new era for Prospect residents
Services are moved into the new facility
Builders hand-over site
Renewal of Town Hall
Ordinary Council meeting
Including detailed construction documentation
Bulldozers removed from site.
Bulldozers arrive on-site.
To be completed by CLIC Project Executive Group
Customer Services and Planning Development located within Town Hall, entrance off Vine Street plaza.
Further development of the design and layout of the proposed facility.
Facilitated by CLIC Project Lead - Mr. Chris Newby
Issued 17 January 2018
Council has received approval for the Panel to assess the proposed development.
Findings from broader community consultation will be discussed by Community Reference Group. Continued involvement within design development.
Appointment determined at Council Meeting
To be completed by CLIC Project Manager - Mr. Luigi Rossi
Correspondence out to all residential properties and promotion at the Touriffic Prospect event.
Ready for detailed design with on-going input from Council's Community Reference Group, Elected Members and key staff.