Bendigo – Bcentral Youth Centre

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Bcentral in Bendigo incorporates and integrates several youth resources in one location.

Bcentral is a two-level mixed use building in Mundy Street built to provide a one-stop information and resource centre for young people in the centre of Bendigo.

It incorporates the co-location of agency services, meeting and program space, youth cafe, recreational facility and youth employment together with training enterprise opportunities.

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The small and difficult to access site meant Basso Project Management had to apply more diligence to resolve various issues on the fly.

“Balancing the often conflicting interests of ten different stakeholders was no easy task. We worked very hard to make sure the building could work for everyone.” Elia Basso, Director, Basso Project Management

Client

  • City of Greater Bendigo, State Government, YMCA

Role

  • Project Management

Challenges

  • Co-locate youth and government services
  • Obtain sign offs from multiple stakeholders
  • Resourcing government offices and mixed youth services
  • Obtain funding
  • Tight budget
  • Tight site