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APP Program Solutions delivers over 60 key projects for InvoCare Australia

APP’s Program Solutions division has reached a significant milestone in 2020 with the delivery of over 60 key projects across Australia and New Zealand for InvoCare Limited. The $180M program of work is known as the Network and Brand Optimisation (NBO) Project.
APP Program Solutions delivers over 60 key projects for InvoCare Australia

APP has an established Project Management Office (PMO) with InvoCare and has been a PMO and NBO program management partner since 2016, delivering key capital works across a varied national and international property portfolio.

This milestone has been reached with the handover of the Le Pine & White Lady funeral home in Kew, Victoria, a flagship location for their business.

As delivery partner, APP provided end-to-end service delivery for construction of the 840m2 funeral home and is the culmination of two years of design, planning and construction as well as superintendency for the construction and defects liability phases of the project.

APP Program Solutions delivers over 60 key projects for InvoCare Australia

The two-level building sits on a 3,000m2 site on the busy High Street in Kew East. The ground floor is the front of house function space and includes a 115-seat chapel, a 135m2 celebration lounge with catering kitchen, a private viewing room and three arrangement rooms. The second floor has office space for four staff with additional staff amenity.

The design incorporates significant glazing, allowing an abundance of natural light into the main service spaces. In the chapel this is achieved through the installation of a curtain wall and large format skylights in the raked ceiling.

The central courtyard has been built around a circular water feature and is framed by high level glazing, providing a bright, tranquil and modern compression or overflow space. To further elevate the courtyard, multi-award-winning artist Shoso Shimbo was commissioned to create a sculpture which resembles a magnolia flower during the stages of bloom.

Kew’s Le Pine & White Lady funerals now sits proudly within InvoCare’s extensive property portfolio of which APP has delivered 60 key projects including new builds, refurbishments and shared services facilities in addition to over 30 shop front fitouts.

The Program Solutions division’s long partnership with InvoCare includes master planning, strategic property advice and portfolio diversification and divestment as well as design management and procurement.

APP continues to act as project partner for this ongoing property portfolio repositioning.