Work on our new $2.6 million kidzspace centre at Kangaroo Flat is underway. In this new blog we meet the Bendigo builders and sub-contractors turning our dream into reality.

THE job of installing windows and doors in Bendigo Community Health Services’ new multi-million-dollar kidzspace facility could be considered one of special significance.

After all, the revolutionary children’s and family services centre will offer many windows of opportunity to youngsters across the region when it opens its doors later this year.

Tucks Windows has been given the task of fabricating and fitting the multitude of custom-made aluminium shop-front windows and doors to the building in Helm St, Kangaroo Flat.

Managing director Mark Daley says it is definitely a good feeling to know the firm is working on a project that aims to create a better future for families in Bendigo and beyond.

Kidzspace will be a one-stop-shop for a wide range of BCHS programs aimed at children and families, as well as some community activities.

Its goal is to make services readily available for those who need them most, in light of studies showing a child’s health, wellbeing and development can be shaped in early childhood.

Tucks must wait for the full framework of the building to be erected before they can move in to measure up for what Mark says is a “substantial” project.

There is a turnaround of about three weeks for the windows and doors to be manufactured at the firm’s factory in Sandhurst Rd, then transported on site, installed and glazed.

Tucks is one of more than a dozen Bendigo sub-contractors contributing to the project, which is due to be completed in October.

The company has operated locally for 42 years and employs 16 people across manufacturing, installation and sales.

They are currently involved in a major refurbishment at Girton Grammar, and have worked on the Kangaroo Flat Sports Centre, Yamaha in Bridge St, St Luke’s Bendigo and the Old Post Office Gallery.