The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Forest Glen Meetinghouse
Phillips Smith Conwell Architects
Kane Constructions was awarded the lump sum contract in late 2014. The construction works included a new Meeting House at Forest Glen for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Sunshine Coast project includes a new teaching building, chapel and basketball court, with associated linkways. The external areas includes 6,000m2 of asphalt carpark, landscape areas, paths, plant room enclosures and surrounding bio-retention infrastructure. The carpark contains a 600,000L onsite detention tank, with the build also having a number of environmental systems setup to minimise the effect on the environment and surrounds including bio retention basins and a sewerage treatment plant.
Our locally based Sunshine Coast team supported the local community with use of Sunshine Coast subcontractors where possible. For example, the spire, which would have traditionally been produced in New Zealand and shipped across to Australia, was produced nearby at Kunda Park, which created time savings for the project.
The Forest Glen Meeting House will serve as the headquarters for the Sunshine Coast region, with a satellite dish installed allowing the church to broadcast services across the world. Kane has successfully delivered numerous other facilities across east coast of Australia for this client.