TSA successfully delivered the new Warrnambool Learning and Library Hub (the Hub). An incredibly impactful project for the surrounding community, the Hub provides a spacious, modern and accessible educational facility for Warrnambool locals. The project will help position the South West TAFE campus as an education and learning centre of the future.
The project involved refurbishing a heritage-listed building and connecting a new 3-storey learning and library centre. Replacing an existing library, the Hub provides a larger, brighter, more modern and accessible space for students and members of the community. TSA provided project management services from the Hub’s concept design stage to completion (including superintendency).
With project funding provided by the Department of Education and Training and Warrnambool City Council, and the building located on the South West TAFE campus, our team focused on meeting all stakeholder objectives and requirements. Designated a ‘Demonstration Project’, the construction period of the Hub was also overseen by Apprenticeships Victoria and the Industry Capability Network to support local skills and training and ensure the creation of local jobs.
The $23 million project included strong Indigenous sensitivities, which TSA carefully navigated through a Cultural Heritage Management Plan and close liaison with the Indigenous community. Positioned on a historical site, the Hub also necessitated a Heritage Interpretation Plan and the inclusion of interpretive elements (plaques etc) throughout the building and landscape.
Designed by Kosloff Architects, the high-profile project has now been nominated and shortlisted for multiple awards and successfully provides a technologically advanced learning and library facility for both the Warrnambool community and South West TAFE staff and students.