Team Built rolling up sleeves for new crisis accommodation centre
March 2019 VIC
Property Industry Foundation prides itself on our great national donors. One such donor is Built, who are one of our partners on the 18 bedroom crisis accommodation facility we are building for Melbourne City Mission's Frontyard Project.
Luke Rankin, Project Manager, Built, is passionate about the Frontyard service and proud to be working on its redevelopment.
“Built was approached by the Property Industry Foundation to be part of this project and our team quickly jumped on board to help." he said.
Built, through the Property Industry Foundation, is the principal contractor for the Frontyard redevelopment and have been involved in the project since the early design stages. Luke said the response from consultants and suppliers that are contributing to the project has been overwhelmingly positive.
"They have been so willing to assist when there is an issue and many suppliers have provided, donated or heavily discounted goods and services. We have received in excess of $200,000 in donated goods for this project.
“We really believe this new facility will make a difference in the lives of our city’s most vulnerable young people,”
Frontyard Is Victoria’s largest early intervention and crisis service centre for young homeless people. The new facility will include new and expanded support services, including two floors of crisis accommodation for young people who are currently sleeping rough in the city and onsite mental health, drug and alcohol and disability expertise.
This project has been made possible through an innovative partnership between the property industry through the Property Industry Foundation and Melbourne City Mission, the Victorian Government, and philanthropists including The Peter and Lyndy White Foundation.
There is a large, generous, consortium of consultants and suppliers in the property industry that are donating their services and resources to the Frontyard redevelopment. The pro-bono consultant team alongside Built include Ashurst, Case Meallin, Slattery, Fender Katsalidis, NDY, Wood & Grieve Engineers, Hendry Group, Equitable Access Solutions, Irwinconsult, and Urbis. Suppliers who have generously donated materials to this project include Harvey Norman, Highbury Plumbing, Haydens Ceiling and Paritions, Signorino Tiles and Taubmans Paint.