The main project components included:
The 1,000-seat Concert Hall has become the premier performance venue on the North Shore. It has been designed with stringent acoustic and other design standards.
This new 500 seat proscenium-arch theatre places the audience over two levels, thereby facilitating the use of the upper level terraces at intervals. The Theatre and the Concert Hall share box office facilities and various back of house areas.
Civic and Exhibition Hall
This flat-floor ballroom style space is supported by full catering facilities and ancillary spaces. It is used for community, cultural and corporate events including classes and workshops, exhibitions, dinners, lectures, training and civic functions.
Public Open Space
This consists of an uncovered area of approximately 6,000m2 on two connected level, the lower at the level of Anderson St. It includes a large level lawn, landscaped zone, Water Court and a surrounding paved promenade.
The busy Willoughby City Library now occupies 5,000m2 on the lower ground level, entered via the main podium.
The completed project also includes a visual arts exhibition space, retail space, car parking over two whole basement levels and a 5,000m3 stormwater detention tank.
Willoughby City Council
Victoria Ave Chatswood
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
MBA National Award Public Buildings (Over $50.0m) 2011
MBA Excellence in Construction Awards Public Buildings ($75.0m and over) 2011
MBA Excellence in Construction Awards Outstanding Construction Award 2011
MBA Excellence in Construction Awards Innovation Construction Technique/Equipment 2011
MBA Excellence in Construction Awards Best Use of Steel 2011