The new minimum 1500 capacity theatre will be designed by Blight Rayner + Snøhetta and constructed by Lendlease.
Drawing inspiration from the Brisbane River as an important meeting place for telling stories, the design respects the heritage listed Queensland Cultural Centre while creating a new place with its own identity.
Key features of the design include:
• Two new studio spaces located below street level visible from Russell Street and the main foyer.
• Large foyer spaces
• A single balcony auditorium delivering enhanced audience sight lines.
Design of the new theatre has been guided by the Conservation Management Plan commissioned by Arts Queensland and developed by heritage consultants.
The Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) is the project principal/client and Lendlease has been appointed as the managing contractor for Stage 1 of the New Performing Arts Venue project which includes detailed design and early works.
The New Performing Arts Venue is comprised of 2 stages.
Stage 1 Works – DESIGN and EARLY WORKS
These works are currently underway and are enabling works for the overall project, including services disconnections, demolition & bulk excavation in order to prepare the site for the main work.
Stage 2 Works – MAIN CONSTRUCTION STAGE
These works include the construction of the new auditorium, and includes foyer spaces, back of house rooms, two studios and associated amenities adjoining the existing QPAC Building.
Detailed design is currently in progress and anticipated to be completed July 2020.
Early works are currently underway with structural demolition expected to commence June 2020 and bulk excavation expected to commence August 2020.
The Main Works are scheduled to start end of 2020 and continue through to the end of 2022. The scope includes construction of the new auditorium (including structure, services and fitout).
Procurement for the main works is planned be between July 2020 and July 2021.
As this project is a Queensland State Government Project all Tenderers will be subject to the Queensland Procurement Policy and Best Practice Principles.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Lendlease encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway webpage.
Information on specific supply opportunities will be communicated on the ICN Gateway project page as it becomes available, with local industry able to register its interest against them.
Please ensure that:
- Your company profile on the ICN Gateway is complete, up-to-date and accurate including electing to be notified via e-mail of supply opportunities.
- You register your interest as a full or partial scope supplier (where applicable), and
- You respond to all project and work package-specific questions.
It is important that businesses submitting an EOI are aware that their submission does not guarantee that they will progress further in the procurement process. Only companies that can demonstrate capability and capacity in accordance with Lendlease’s standards will be invited to pre-qualify for specific opportunities.
Lendlease strongly encourage local industry to contact the ICN Queensland in the first instance to improve their understanding of the EOI process.
Lendlease’s primary contact is:
Ms Melissa Lee
Position: Site Engineer
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Lendlease’s Secondary contact is:
Mr Ben Whitelaw
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