Traditional brickwork has been combined with contemporary architectural features to create a stunning design outcome for the new Brimbank Community and Civic Centre in Melbourne.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s west, Sunshine is the fastest growing region in Australia and has been named by the Victorian Government as a Metropolitan Activity Centre and an emerging National Employment Cluster. The purpose built $52 million Brimbank Community and Civic Centre in Hampshire Road within Sunshine is already setting a high benchmark for future regional development, in terms of quality design and construction.

The Brimbank Community and Civic Centre comprises of a library, customer service centre, a range of community meeting and exhibition spaces, and a local history interpretive centre. The stunning architectural design by Lyons Architects specified Red Rustic brick facing tiles for the lower floor of the building to seamlessly blend with the surrounding architecture.

The proven brick inlay system from Robertson Facade Systems was used by Westkon Precast to supply concrete panels to the building site already pre-clad with the bricks. This allowed the builder, Kane Constructions to speed up the pace of the project efficiently, while also avoiding the disruption of having a tiler on site.