Kane have recently completed the new $9m community facility for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Augustine Heights, Springfield.
Together with the 1,200 seat church, the facility comprises a chapel, 12 teaching rooms, offices, a commercial kitchen, ceremonial font, recreational spaces (including a full size basketball court) and auditorium spaces, together with an on grade carpark of approximately 310 car spaces, and overflow carpark made from reinforced turf accommodating an additional 50 car spaces.
The works included significant mechanical, hydraulic and electrical services including an audio loop and audio visual installation. The Meeting House contains high quality finishes featuring natural timber, stonework and an iconic steeple. This facility’s innovations continue, with a 280m2 bio retention basin.
Throughout the project, significant earthworks were undertaken across seven acres of exposed sandy clay which caused airborne dust, together with sediment loss and erosion from rain. Vital Chemical were engaged to stabilise the exposed ground and vehicle access paths. The product applied reduced dust, sediment loss and erosion, with vehicle access paths requiring less maintenance.
The facility had its open day on 10 December (http://m.qt.com.au/news/new-mormon-church-to-uplift-the-lives-of-all/3121424/)
Kane has successfully delivered numerous other facilities across the east coast of Australia for this client, including its Sunshine Coast Headquarters at Forest Glen.