Architect appointed to design learning and library hub

The Victorian Government has appointed an architect to design the new Warrnambool learning and library hub.

Kosloff Architecture has been appointed to design the next stage in the $20.25 million project, which will deliver a learning and library hub at the South West TAFE Warrnambool campus.

The new hub in the heart of Warrnambool, a partnership between the TAFE, Department of Education and Warrnambool City Council, will be open to the community and include public computers, exhibition and display areas, places to study, meeting rooms, and a games and digital media zone.

A builder is expected to be appointed in December 2020, completion of the project expected in early 2022, with the new facility opening in mid-2022.

“The new learning and library hub is on track for delivery and students and community members will soon benefit from these exciting new facilities,” Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said.

“We’re proud to be investing more than $17 million to modernise South West TAFE so that all local students have access to a great local TAFE.”

Mayor Cr Tony Herbert said the learning and library hub would “be a welcome and inclusive place for all, from parents with preschoolers and students to long-time public library goers and those needing access to modern digital resources.”

South West TAFE Chief Executive Officer Mark Fidge said the hub would be a place for interaction and learning for all – which is a wonderful outcome that will greatly benefit our community.

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