The principal office of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania will move to the new Wesley Place development in Lonsdale St Melbourne.
The remarkable 35-storey office complex situated at 130 Lonsdale Street has been constructed on land owned by the Uniting Church, on and around the 162 year old Wesley Church. A partnership arrangement with the developer Charter Hall means the site has not been sold. It is being leased from the Uniting Church for 125 years, assuring the church’s future as a place of worship and community gathering for perpetuity.
The Wesley Place development has included a comprehensive and sympathetic restoration of the bluestone Wesley Church and outbuildings including the Manse, Caretaker’s Cottage, Schoolhouse and Nicholas Hall. Together, these are often described as “one of the finest examples of in-tact neo-gothic architecture in Melbourne”.
Significantly, the move to Wesley Place in 2020 will also bring together the Uniting Church Synod office and all of the UCA’s agencies (Uniting VicTas, Uniting AgeWell, U-Ethical) under one roof for the first time.
- Synod Ministries and Operations: Level 2
- Uniting Victoria and Tasmania: Level 4
- Uniting AgeWell: Level 6
- U-Ethical: Level 6
The refurbishment of the site at ground level has provided a revitalised precinct with contemplative spaces, sections for communal activities, and cafes and dining areas.
For further information, visit the Wesley Place website www.wesleyplace.com.au