On the 24th of November in front of over 500 people at the Great Hall, Parliament House for the National Master Builders Awards, Kane were awarded National Commercial Master Builder of the Year for multi-award winning Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (GLHC).
The GLHC project was also successful in winning its category – the National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award $20 - $50 million.
Kane were honoured to host Ian McDougall and Wayne Sanderson from ARM Architecture and Des Pawelski from Asurco who represented our subcontractors and consultants that made such a huge contribution to the success of this project.
The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (GLHC) is a driver of community connections as well as social, cultural and economic development. Public libraries are the supreme civic anchor institutions and place-makers that generate by far the greatest levels of activity in a local area as well as promoting social inclusion. It continues to record 9,500 visits per week.
The GLHC comprises eight levels with beautiful, inspiring and inclusive spaces for reading, studying, meeting and discovering. The development of the GLHC is the result of an unwavering vision, representing the culmination of years of planning, lobbying and collaboration.
Sophisticated and technology rich, the world-class facility is designed to meet the expectations of 21st century public library users, providing innovative library services and enabling the library community to reach its potential as creators, nurturers and transmitters of culture.
The new facility has been embraced by the community not only as a place of knowledge and lifelong learning, as a digital and technology hub, of books and history, of social interaction, events and activities, but also as a beacon of the transformation that Geelong is experiencing.