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Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop St Redevelopment

We’re transforming the Little Malop Street building to create the largest regional arts centre in Australia with a unique design that reflects Geelong’s history, culture and creativity. Funded by the Victorian Government, the Little Malop Street Redevelopment will significantly expand the capacity of Geelong Arts Centre providing a 500-seat, 250-seat, and black box theatre, an outdoor atrium, more dining options, a new office and new back-of-house and administration facilities.

Dedicated to delivering on a bold future for a clever and creative Geelong, the remarkable design brings together elements drawn from the history of the Geelong, the traditions of circus and theatre, and the strong and continuing First Nations culture and connection to Country.

The Little Malop Street Redevelopment will create around 600 construction jobs and more than 300 ongoing local jobs in the tourism and service industries. Works have since completed on 19 August 2023.

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 $140 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 Charcoalblue and acousticians Hanson Associates.

Lendlease appointed as Managing Contractor of the Little Malop Street Redevelopment

We are delighted that the Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Lendlease to deliver the $140 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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