A place of welcome: support for people seeking asylum

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

A place of welcome

We’re extremely fortunate to have been part of the incredible team that delivered the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), for people seeking asylum and the providers that are vital to their support.

Together with Garner Davis Architects we completely reimagined a two-story office building, converting the internal into a light-filled, functional, safe and welcoming place imbued with a touch of joy.

The new Refugee Resource Hub in Dandenong provides much needed support to the state’s highest population of people seeking asylum, by bringing together a range of services under one roof including legal aid, foodbank, counselling, education and employment programs.

The project received generous support from corporate partners along with many suppliers who contributed materials and goods. Thanks to everyone who kindly offered their services, including Ash Keating, Ratio Consultants, WSP, Enlocus, Philip Chun, Intrax Consulting Group, Greencap, SCL + Schumann, along with many other suppliers.

Beyond providing architectural and interior design services on a pro bono basis, Bates Smart continued to offer support to the ASRC team and assisted with managing the project until its completion.

The project has evolved out of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Dandenong to become the Refugee Resource Hub powered by the ASRC.

Find out more about the ASRC on our Project page.