Category Archives: Major Projects

Hamer Hall redevelopment begins

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Animation of the Hamer Hall redevelopment. [Source: Minister for Major Projects]

Work began recently on the $128.5 million redevelopment of Hamer Hall. Originally designed by Roy Grounds, the new works are a joint project between ARM and Peter Elliot. The project will provide upgrades to the hall’s acoustics, staging technologies and equipment, as well as the public foyers and visitor amenities, allowing the Arts Centre to program a broader range of events. The venue will be opened up to the public realm by establishing new connections with the city, St Kilda Road and the river. Hamer Hall is expected to reopen in mid-2012.

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Work starts on Melbourne Park redevelopment

Melbourne Park redevelopment stage 1

Melbourne Park redevelopment stage 1 – Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena [Source: Major Projects Victoria]

Bovis Lend Lease recently started work on the $363 million Melbourne Park redevelopment commissioned by Major Projects Victoria. The construction phase follows the preparation of a strategic master plan by Populous and Cox Architects investigating a vision for the Australian Open until 2030. The new facilities and refurbishment work is necessary to ensure the long term security of the Australian Open as one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.