The building renovations at the Sorrento Community Centre are shaping up and staff and volunteers are thrilled with the design of the new front entrance, office space and training rooms.
The project has been funded by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, and we are grateful to Cr. Rodgers and Cr. Fraser who championed the project after the Board approached Council with the results of the Community Consultation that had been conducted. The building is now twelve old and the new renovations will meet the future needs of the people of Sorrento and surrounding areas.
"We needed a place that was warm, accessible,inviting and interactive, that contributes to a strong and healthy community" - Tracey Trueman Manager
Council appointed architects Baade Harbour Australia who met the brief and designed the renovations to address the needs for comfort, accessibility, and energy efficieny. The builders Ducon Maintenance will deliver an impressive upgrade on time and within budget.
The community, the team of volunteers and staff will be able to enjoy the buidling and a whole range of activities in warm, light and inviting spaces.
The front entrance has been remodelled with a new accessible ramp and landscaping. New double sliding doors have been installed to keep out those cold gusts of wind we experience across the reserve.
The training room has had energy efficient lighting installed with windows and glass doors that allow wonderful light into the room. It will be ideal for meetings and classes.
As our population ages we needed to address the sound issues in the rooms and sound bafflers have been installed to soften the noise. A small refreshment station will be wonderful for centre participants to grab a cup of coffee. The meeting space at the end of the corridor will be an area that can be used socially and as a pop up office space with internet access.
Renovations are expected to be completed by the beginning of June.