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Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop St Redevelopment

The next stage of the Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment will completely transform the existing Little Malop Street building. Funded by the Victorian Government, the Little Malop Street Redevelopment will significantly expand the capacity of Geelong Arts Centre with multiple new performance venues, an upgraded box office and refurbished back-of-house and administration facilities. More dining options and an outdoor atrium are also being considered in the design.

A clever and creative city the size and vibrancy of Geelong requires cultural assets to match the growing and changing needs of the city. The Little Malop Street redevelopment will create around 600 construction jobs and more than 300 ongoing local jobs in the tourism and service industries. Work will start in 2020 and be completed by the end of 2024.


ARM Architecture appointed to the Little Malop Street Redevelopment

ARM Architecture has been appointed as the Principal Architect for the next stage of the Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment project, the $128 million Little Malop Street Redevelopment.

ARM Architecture has an international reputation for making places that are uplifting, memorable and beyond visitors’ expectations. The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, also on Little Malop Street, is a stunning example of their work and their commitment to creating landmark and beautiful architecture in Geelong.

The project design team includes ARM Architecture in collaboration with Umow Lai as service engineers and Bonacci Group, structural and civil engineering services as well as theatre consultants Charcoal Blue and acousticians Hanson Associates.

The appointment of ARM Architecture means that early concept design discussions will commence in December 2019.

Lendlease appointed as Managing Contractor of the Little Malop Street Redevelopment

We delighted that the Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Lendlease to deliver the $128 million Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop Street Redevelopment.

Lendlease’s ‘Geelong First’ commitment will put local partnerships, skills and innovation at the heart of the project. It will ensure that local suppliers and tradespeople are invited to tender on works packages throughout construction, including local social enterprises.

Lendlease will participate in the GROW initiative that works to reduce unemployment and promote the social prosperity of the region.

Lendlease has a long history of delivering major cultural projects throughout Australia, including Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Theatre Company and University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Southbank Centre

For more information on our future, read our Strategic Plan below


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