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Community Hub, Library & Innovation Centre (CLIC)

Project Overview

Have you ever thought what a Library of the future would be like? With the Prospect Library and Thomas Street Centre lease ending in August 2019, there is a once in a generation opportunity for our community to collaborate in developing a bespoke innovative community hub in the heart of Prospect.

What does a CLIC look like?

City of Prospect has taken a co-design approach to developing the new facility, and the services and activities which will be available to our community. This exciting and significant project is an opportunity to deliver a community hub of the future, now. Council’s Community Reference Group has worked with the Elected Members and the architects JPE Design Studio on the design of the building. Our goal was to create a facility that is an innovative and activated space, which provides opportunities for all members of our community to visit, collaborate, engage and learn. The plans for the new facility are available here.

Where will the CLIC be located and when will it open?

The CLIC is being constructed on the site of the former Council Civic Centre as part of a co-located facility bringing together the library, gallery and digital hub, council administration and civic facilities, with the design also integrating the existing heritage-listed Town Hall. The new combined facility will open in late 2019.

October 2018 Project Update

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.

Click here to view a video highlighting the construction progress from the beginning of the project to September 2018.

September 2018 Project Update

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.

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  • 30 September 2019 - Facility fully operational

    Exciting new era for Prospect residents

  • 20 September 2019 - Relocation commences

    Services are moved into the new facility

  • 20 September 2019 - Contruction Completion

    Builders hand-over site

  • January 2019 - Town Hall Works commence

    Renewal of Town Hall

  • 15 June 2018 - Construction Commences

    Builders on-site

  • 22 May 2018 - Presentation of final detailed design

    Ordinary Council meeting

  • 18 May 2018 - Design Completion

    Including detailed construction documentation

  • 30 April 2018 - Demolition Completed

    Bulldozers removed from site.

  • 29 March 2018 - Demolition Commences

    Bulldozers arrive on-site.

  • 30 January 2018 - Managing Contractor Interviews

    To be completed by CLIC Project Executive Group

  • Mid March 2018 - Temporary accomodation for Council services / staff

    Customer Services and Planning Development located within Town Hall, entrance off Vine Street plaza.

  • 27 February - Council meeting Design and Program Update

    Further development of the design and layout of the proposed facility.

  • 16 February - Value Engineering Workshop with Project Team

    Facilitated by CLIC Project Lead - Mr. Chris Newby

  • 12 February 2018 - Request for Tender closes - Demolition

    Issued 17 January 2018

  • 12 February 2018 - Council Assessment Panel

    Council has received approval for the Panel to assess the proposed development.

  • 7 February 2018 - Community Reference Group update

    Findings from broader community consultation will be discussed by Community Reference Group. Continued involvement within design development.

  • 6 February 2018 - Managing Contractor Approval

    Appointment determined at Council Meeting

  • 19 January 2018 - Manage the Contractor 'Request for Purpose' closes.

    To be completed by CLIC Project Manager - Mr. Luigi Rossi

  • 5 January 2018 - Commence community consultation in accordance with communication plan

    Correspondence out to all residential properties and promotion at the Touriffic Prospect event.

  • 19 December 2017 - Concept Design endorsed by Council

    Ready for detailed design with on-going input from Council's Community Reference Group, Elected Members and key staff.

  • Mar-May 2017: Pre-Planning Discussions
    Includes Services and Facilities, Recruitment of Project Lead and exploring a Private Public Partnership Model.
  • Jan 2017: Preferred new site and associated items are endorsed
    The development of the City of Prospect’s new Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre is endorsed.
  • Nov 2016: Community Engagement Plan and Community Reference Group are endorsed
    Engagement Plan and Community Reference Group’s Terms of Reference
  • Nov 2016: Detailed Socio-Economic and Cost-Benefit Analysis Undertaken
    SGS Economics and Planning provide Council with the Site Economic and Social Analysis Report.
  • Oct 2016: Establishment of Project Groups
    Council establishes the CLIC Project Executive Group (PEG) and the Internal Project Group (IPG).
  • Mar 2016: Library Tour 2 (Interstate)
    Libraries visited included Melton, Braybrook, The Dock (Docklands), Boyd (Southbank) City, Katherine Syme (Carlton).
  • Feb 2016: Library Tour 1 (Local)
    Libraries visited included Walkerville, St Peters, Rundle Mall and Hallet Cove.
  • Jan - Mar 2016: Community Engagement – Phase 1
    A total of 503 survey responses were received as a result of the various methods of engagement. Community Consultation Report April 2016&l
  • Aug 2015: ‘Library Services To The Future Project Report’ endorsed by Council on 25 August 2015.
    In May 2015, Council engaged Libraries Alive, with their report endorsed by Council.
  • Nov 2014 - Sept 2015: Extensive discussions between Elected Member, Council staff and experts.
    The outcome was a commitment to the development of an enhanced Library facility able to meet community requirements over coming generations.
  • Sept 2014 - Notification that the current lease will not be renewed from August 2019.
    SA Department of Education and Child Development notifies Council of non-renewal of library lease.
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