Relocation of the Former Methodist Church, Plenty
The modest former Methodist Church on Yan Yean Road, Plenty, was constructed of timber c1920s. The building is historically significant for its long association with religious community gatherings and activities when Plenty was still a farming area. The church was later decommissioned and more recently operated as a florist/café.
The Yan Yean Road was to be widened and the church had to be relocated. RBA were commissioned to facilitate the relocation and prepare conservation works documentation. A new setting for the church building was found at the Plenty Heritage Park, approx. 1km further south from its original location.
The building was relocated in August 2018 by Mammoth Movers. The building is still within the Plenty area and the local historical society are interested in using the building.
The 2023 Awards ceremony for the Victorian Australian Institute of Architects was held on Friday the 16th June.
Several representatives from RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants attended the event, where we were proud to receive an Award for Heritage Conservation for the Prahran Arcade Façade Conservation and a Commendation for Heritage – Conservation for the restoration of Doherty House in Tarneit.
Additionally, we were pleased to see Searle x Waldron receive an Award for Architecture for the Joyce Chapel Bridge and Wardle receive The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture for the Bendigo Law Courts – both projects that RBA have been involved in.
Learn more about the Prahran Arcade Facade Conservation here.
Learn more about the Doherty House Restoration here.
Doherty House, Tarneit (Image: Thurston Empson)
Bendigo Law Courts, Wardle (Image: Tim Griffith)
Prahran Arcade (Image: Thurston Empson)
Joyce Chapel Bridge, Searle x Waldron (Image: Peter Bennetts)
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