Project Description

Client:

City of Casey

Project Value:

$125 million

Project Design:

Francis-Jones Moreham Thorp (fjmt)

Contractor:

To be appointed

After a six month design competition, attracting over 20 entries in the first stage, four teams were shortlisted with Francis-Jones Moreham Thorp (fjmt) winning the design competition for the new City of Casey Cultural Precinct.

WT Partnership’s Melbourne office was involved with the design competition providing cost advice to the City of Casey and will provide full quantity surveying services through the preliminary design and design development, full tender and post contract administration services through to final account.

The precinct, at the intersection of Princess Highway, Magid Drive and Patrick Northeast Drive in Narre Warren, will include an 800 seat regional theatre, multipurpose exhibition space, regional art gallery, new community library, council office accommodation (approx. 8,700 m²), council service area, café, car parking and a 5,000 m² community plaza.

The floor area totals approximately 22,000 m² and will be built over four levels including one basement level with construction expected to be complete by 2017.