Very Special Kids

Residential Stables Conversion, 321 Glenferrie Road, Malvern VIC


$0.5 million
Project Management & Superintendent Services


Established in 1985, Very Special Kids (VSK) is a charity that helps more than 800 families across Victoria, caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a hospice and professional family support services.

The free-of-charge services include counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities, trained family volunteers and specialist care at VSK House. Each family is supported in unique and varying ways according to their personal needs.

The project consisted of the conversion of an old run down stables into two, three bedroom apartments to accommodate the families of the children needing VSK services.

The project team, led by Montlaur, was made up of a variety of consultants donating their time and skills to design this renovation and deliver it under a fixed lump sum contract.

The builder and many of the subcontractors also donated time, materials and in some cases waived their margins. Keeping the costs as low as possible was the biggest challenge.

The project was completed on time and on budget.