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FPPV Architects



Department of Environement, Land, Water and Planning


$7.8 Million


Knoxfield, Victoria


November 2015

The project was a redevelopment of the Victorian Government's long standing Knoxfield agricultural research facility into a new Port Phillip regional office, including a new depot for firefighting staff and equipment. The redevelopment followed an early works component to demolish a large number of old research buildings, laboratories and offices to make way for new buildings and refurbishment of an existing office building.


The project included the following components:


  • Refurbishment and extension of the main office building to create new open plan office space, meeting rooms, conference facilities, secure offices for compliance staff and government records storage area.
  • Construction of a new break-out facility.
  • Construction of a new depot to store the Port Phillip region's firefighting plant, equipment and supplies.
  • Refurbishment of an existing storage shed to store operational equipment, supplies and illegally held pets confiscated by government compliance officers.
  • Refurbishment of existing carparks, and establishment of new car parks and roads.
  • Landscaping around new buildings and carparks.
  • Fencing works.


Construction works were undertaken while the site remained occupied by government staff.

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