Fundamental to the proposal is an unwavering dedication to bolster community access to justice. This will be achieved through new mediation and hearing rooms, and a concerted effort to elevate user comfort and amenities.
VCAT Long Term Accommodation
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) serves the community through resolving a diverse array of disputes spanning planning, guardianship and human rights, consumer, building and property, and commercial leases. With a commitment to prompt, cost-effective and efficient dispute resolution, VCAT is embarking on a strategic endeavour to centralise and relocate its CBD headquarters to a state-of-the-art facility designed by Wardle.
- Traditional Custodians of the Land Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nations
- Client Court Services Victoria
- Location Melbourne, VIC
- Procurement Traditional – Construct Only
- Project Duration 2023 - 2025
- Floor Levels 9 storeys + partial ground floor lobby
- Floor Area 14,000m2
- Sustainability Target, 5 Star Greenstar Interiors
The overarching aim is to cultivate an environment that fosters effective hearings and mediations.
For this contemporary and flexible workspace, the human centred design will cater to the needs of the judiciary, members, and staff, with collaborative and productive spaces that integrate VCAT's technological advancements, and which are adaptable to operational changes. Notably, enhanced security measures at entry points will ensure the safety and well-being of all users.
Pivotal to promoting a calm and soothing atmosphere, the warm, neutral interiors palette is carried by natural materials and organic textures. The thoughtful selection of materials extends beyond aesthetics, profoundly impacting the sensory experience and psychological well-being of building users.