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Community & Civic

Uniting Church- Cheltenham

Community & Civic

Uniting Church- Cheltenham

Open Arms

Traditional Custodians
Bunurong People

Cheltenham, Victoria

Full Design Service

Uniting Church Cheltenham

Community focused project
Collaborative briefing and engagement with user groups
Strategic master planning and urban design to focus appropriate future development


The concept seeks to open up to the community and establish a new and exciting presence to the community with open arms. The reinvigorated facility provides flexible community spaces for a variety of uses and a centrally positioned Kitchen/Café that serves all areas.

Uniting Church Cheltenham’s’  refurbishment includes achieves these concepts through:

  • Opening up to the community with a new forecourt
  • Community court creates a strong and inviting street front
  • Improved facility with flexible community spaces
  • Opportunity for a centrally positioned Kitchen/café that serves all areas of the facility
  • Community gardens to the rear
  • Reorienting church for flexible use and spills out onto central community space

Enriching spaces. Enriching Lives.

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