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Design for Kangan Institute’s $60M Health and Community Centre of Excellence unveiled

Our design for Kangan Institute’s new $60 million Health and Community Centre of Excellence (HACCOE) has been unveiled, showcasing a bold, future-focused and sustainable facility that is set to transform the Broadmeadows campus.

The new building will feature three levels of interactive training and learning environments to support courses in aged care, mental health, disability, pathology, allied health, and early childhood education and care.

A virtual reality immersion gallery, simulated multi-bed hospital and aged care suites, along with specialist health laboratories, are among the cutting-edge learning environments that will shape the Centre, providing students with access to a range of hands-on learning opportunities.

Architectus Principal, Ruth Wilson, said the community-centred building is designed to connect with the adjacent Broadmeadows Town Park and welcome people into the campus.

“We’ve designed the new building with an open and inviting entry, creating ease of access to the building’s community-focused facilities.”

“The highly transparent southern façade connects students to the neighbouring green landscape and showcases the unique learning activities occurring within the building, while the northern brick façade responds to Broadmeadows’ history, growing urban context and pays homage to Yuroke Creek,” said Ruth.

Kangan Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Sally Curtain said the new facility is designed with the future and community in mind.

“Through strong collaboration with industry and local partners, the Health and Community Centre of Excellence is designed to be a game changer for aspiring health and community workers in Melbourne’s north.”

Construction has started, with the new HACCOE set to open in 2025.

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