Late last year City Collective was delighted to receive confirmation from long-term client, Waypoint, that the Sandringham Golf Links project in Cheltenham had received its planning permit and will be hitting the tender market shortly.
City Collective has been working with the team at Waypoint since 2016 on the Sandringham Golf Links project, initially engaged to undertake master planning and concept design work. We have continued to work with Waypoint once the project secured funding and were engaged to undertake architectural detail design and delivery.
This is a significant project for City Collective as it’s our first built work in Melbourne and more than that fact – this project has a diverse range of modes and uses that we’ve had to consider and create space for. The new, two storey building will contain high-performance golf labs, a lecture theatre, shared community spaces and office accommodation.
A central walkway connects two sides of the golf course and places the amenity of the building within the heart of the lush grounds at Cheltenham. The central walkway celebrates the rich history of Golf within Australia and – we hope – will inspire the next generation of golfing legends.
This is a 360-degree building in the sense that it will be viewed from every surrounding angle. The roof profile has been designed to be a striking feature as a way of addressing the building’s exposure but we’ve also made room for a ground level café and viewing deck to provide an enhanced experience for the golfers and spectators who are in the building, looking out.