A new studio apartment constructed in Eaglehawk will provide secure, stable accommodation for two teenage boys, thanks to a joint initiative by charity Kids Under Cover and hotel group Choice Hotels.
Three Bendigo-based hotels helped to build the studio, which started as a flat pack and was partly manufactured in Bendigo.
The keys were officially handed over at the property on Tuesday, with Choice Hotels’ director of distribution and revenue management Anthony Stanley saying the construction was a team effort.
“Over the past week or so we have had a number from our staff from Melbourne come to Bendigo to help construct the studio,” Mr Stanley said.
Franchisees from the three Bendigo hotels all worked together to bring the project together, which cost $80,000 in total.
The revenue raised for the project came from a $2 contribution at all Choice Hotel properties per night per stay nationwide during National Homeless Persons Week last August.
“This has been a unique build because we have had local franchisees in Bendigo that have contributed and local manufacturers engaged to provide building materials,” Mr Stanley said.