Family Services Support Centre
Western Housing Unit Support Centre
Client: Mission Australia
Mission Australia (MA) contracted SEC to construct a new Family Services and Support Centre for their western housing services unit. The building is a meeting place for the various groups within MA and the Community to facilitate better support for underprivileged families in the Western Sydney region.
Complex in design and construction, but simple in layout and function the building comprises five distinct but intertwined areas:
- Entry and informal meeting foyer
- Children’s play and activity centres
- Three multi-purpose consulting rooms
- Four meeting rooms
- Offices for thirty staff on the first floor
- Carparking areas
The design makes good use of natural light and solar hot water to minimise it’s impact on the environment. The construction also encompasses an acoustic wall around the perimeter of the site to protect the adjacent residences from any noise emanating from the new facility.