Frontyard project partner Fender Katsalidis tours site
February 2019 VIC
Today the executive team from architecture firm Fender Katsalidis did a tour of our latest accommodation project in Victoria, the Melbourne City Mission (MCM) Frontyard crisis accommodation centre. Once complete the building will provide crisis accommodation for 18 young people at a time in the Melbourne CBD.
The Property Industry Foundation has partnered with Melbourne City Mission on this $8 million transformation of the Frontyard site - Victoria’s largest crisis service for homeless or at-risk youth - into a world-first model of integrated support that also includes two floors of crisis accommodation.
The Property Industry Foundation has brought together 13 project partners dedicated to the creation of the centre, including Fender Katsalidis.
Jessica Lee, Associate Director, Fender Katsalidis, said the company jumped at the chance to help at-risk and homeless youth, going above and beyond to ensure they could help transform the refuge into a positive, youthful and safe space for both clients and employees.
“When MCM came and told Fender Katsalidis about the reality of what they do, we realised how a project like this can help others, and we just wanted to do the best job possible,” she said. “Everyone is really proud to be a part of this project.
"Our team worked to MCM's requirements to create a warm, inviting environment for the young people as well as staff and volunteers that is light and bright.