Fleetwood Australia delivered and installed a new modular building for Mornington Peninsula-based charity Jimmy’s Foundation to serve as a holistic haven for disadvantaged youth.

Recognising that the YMCA Peninsula Youth Services (YPYS) did not have a permanent meeting place, Jimmy’s Foundation joined forces with the YPYS to create one. Their goal was to establish a permanent home for the organisation, as well as a place for young people to be, learn, connect and even stay during youth camps and wellbeing retreats.

Designed by CO-OP Studio, Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary is a purpose-built, multifunctional wellbeing centre where young people can meet with mentors and interact with one another to foster growth and healing in the face of adversity.

Opened to the young people of the region in 2021, this state-of-the-art wellbeing centre was delivered by Fleetwood as a full turnkey solution using an offsite construction model to help bring this important community project to reality.

The multipurpose facility required a broad variety of spaces, including meeting rooms for consultations, yoga rooms, a kitchen facility, social enterprise café, bedrooms with amenities, an entry deck to a serene central courtyard, along with a multipurpose room and gallery hangout space for young people to utilise during their stay.

To create these spaces, the bespoke double-storey modular design required the installation of 16 modules (544 square metres) over the course of two days.

Fleetwood was also responsible for the initial site set-up, demolition of the existing office building and entry veranda, and removal of asbestos prior to the new building’s delivery.

In addition to the delivery and installation of the new modular building, Fleetwood completed landscaping and further site works including the main design feature: the beautiful external timber screen façade at the entrance to the facility.

Jimmy’s Wellbeing Sanctuary will help connect young people to contemporary, holistic wellbeing practices such as yoga, naturopathy and acupuncture, in addition to qualified youth workers and volunteers. It will also present the opportunity for skill-based learning in areas such as barista training, photography and journalism. All of these services arise from the core aim of providing a safe, welcoming haven away from the pressures young people may face at home, school and more generally speaking, the difficulties of growing up.

Fleetwood Australia is delighted to have been involved in the creation of this wonderful facility. We look forward to seeing Jimmy’s Wellbeing Sanctuary encourage, inspire and support the young people of the Mornington Peninsula in this purpose-built space.