Williams Ross Architects led a business case and feasibility study into the redevelopment of the thirty-year-old performing arts centre in a sensitive parkland setting.
Market and needs analysis by Positive Solutions and Artefact Consulting confirmed that redevelopment would ideally include a 600 seat proscenium theatre, 200 seat multi-purpose studio theatre, rehearsal room, improved external soundshell stage and 300 person function rooms, together with associated support facilities.
The study included review of existing conditions, theatrical and services scope investigations, flood mapping and car parking analysis, which identified the need for 200 additional car parks. Positive Solutions and Artefact Consulting prepared a five-year business case and operating budgets.
After the Business Case was considered by Council we conducted a public consultation process to engage community feedback, reporting to Council in June 2015.