The $215 million project to give Brisbane’s City Hall (left) a facelift has been completed. The restored building was officially re-dedicated on 6 April 2013, ending the two-year project.
Brisbane City Council appointed project management specialists Thinc to return the building’s heritage elements to their former glory and incorporate modern technology after it had fallen into disrepair. The consultancy handled all aspects of the commercial works on behalf of Brisbane City Council throughout the design, tender and construction phases.
The heritage-listed City Hall now meets modern building regulations and enjoys dramatically improved energy performance. The building is also fully accessible, with improved community space for local residents and groups to enjoy.
The project included the relocation of the Museum of Brisbane, now housed in a purpose built gallery on the roof, the construction of a state-of-the-art performance and function space, and the inclusion of a number of smaller meeting rooms for community use.
“We are delighted to have played a small part in the history of City Hall, which has been the beating heart of Brisbane for over 80 years,” said Dave Hudson, head of Thinc in Queensland. “It is now fit for future generations to enjoy.”
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