Galkangu – Bendigo GovHub

Client: Development Victoria
Location: Victoria
Project: Construction of a mass timber office building
Completion Date: May 2023
Completion Time: 29 Months
Value: $99 Million

Located in regional Victoria, Galkangu - Bendigo Govhub project, is a four-storey mass timber structure government office building, including carpark, open plan offices and public interface.

A joint venture project with construction company Fairbrother, Icon Fairbrother have delivered the City of Greater Bendigo Council office site into a major customer service and public administration office complex. The new office development has the capacity to accommodate at least 1,000 staff and consolidate operations for multiple governmental tenancies comprising but not limited to: existing state agencies, state authorities and local government.

The mass timber structure is a first of it’s kind with new connection details and the associated structural/ fire testing required. Local timber content and expertise were engaged during construction to ensure lower carbon footprint and a successful installation.

Supporting the client’s commitment to engage the Traditional Owners (dja dja wurrung), Icon Fairbrother provided a range of services throughout the design and construction of the project including, Welcome to Country ceremonies using as a guide their Heritage Analysis, GovHub Vision and Traditional Owner collaboration document for the duration of the works.

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