Announcement of contractor Lendlease

A significant milestone has been reached in the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation, with the appointment of Lendlease as the head contractor of the Main Works package that will breathe new life into Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre – a treasured Melbourne icon.
 
 
As part of the landmark transformation of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne’s Theatres Building is undergoing significant upgrades, ensuring that it’s fit-for purpose for future generations of performers and audiences.
 
 
Works include the restoration and enhancement of the heritage State Theatre auditorium including new seating, flooring, and other air conditioning improvements for audience comfort. Technology at the theatre will be upgraded with new state-of-the-art lighting, sound system upgrades and broadcast infrastructure – bringing the creative icon into the 21st Century.
 
 
Lendlease has been managing the early works on the project since mid-2022, during which critical shared services have been relocated to keep Arts Centre Melbourne and NGV open during construction.

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