Geelong Civic Precinct Competition
Client City of Greater Geelong
Competition EOI and One Stage Request for Proposals
Leanne Hodyl, Hodyl + Co
Ron Jones, Jones and Whitehead
Sophie Patitsas, OVGA Principal Advisor Urban Design & Architecture
Shelley Penn, Architect and Strategic Advisor to Government
Anthony Styant-Browne, Architect and AIA Fellow
The City of Greater Geelong is building a new Civic Precinct and meeting place for the people of Geelong at 137 Mercer Street in Geelong. In order to realise the project, CityLab is the Competitions Advisor on this design competition which encompasses masterplanning and urban design. Following a site options analysis Citylab was retained to assist in the delivery of a two stage Requestion for Proposals, bringing together design teams and development teams, to deliver the best outcomes for the site.
Mercer Street is uniquely and strategically positioned as a gateway into Geelong’s central business, retail, education and arts and cultural precincts. Its close proximity to Geelong Railway Station, Deakin University and the new Convention Centre makes it an ideal ‘welcome corridor’ and meeting place for residents and visitors to our great city.
The precinct is expected to include:
- the City's new central workplace and one -stop-shop to access city services
- public spaces to be enjoyed by the community
- street level retail and commercial activity to enhance local amenity.
The total budget for the precinct is $91 million and will be largely funded through the sale of surplus City assets.