18 August, 2023 Community

Award of Excellence for our Performing Arts Centre

We are delighted to share that our Performing Arts Centre, St George’s, was honoured in the recent Master Builders Victoria 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards. SJ Higgins, the builders for the project, were awarded the Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $10m – $15m at an event last Friday. By virtue of the State Award the building is now a finalist in the National Awards which will be announced on 6 September 2023.

The Awards showcase the exceptional craftsmanship and standards of excellence in the commercial sector of the building industry throughout Victoria.  Along with our Performing Arts Centre other construction projects to receive awards included the Central Goldfields Art Gallery in Maryborough, The Centre for Higher Education in South Yarra and the Le Meridien Hotel, Melbourne.

The redevelopment of St George’s as a state of the art Performing Arts Centre was officially completed in April this year and included a total reworking of the interior to provide dedicated facilities for music, drama and the performing arts. Along with the internal works, the project included significant upgrades to services and acoustic treatment to enhance the atmospheric quality of performances. The sensitive heritage preservation works formed a significant portion of project, requiring significant consultation with Heritage Victoria.

While the St Michael’s community has witnessed the spectacular transformation of the much-loved former St George’s Church, we are pleased that our new facility has been recognised within the Victorian building industry.

We would like to congratulate SJ Higgins on receiving the award for their outstanding quality of work, and Kneeler Design Architects and Cerno Group for reimagining St George’s as a Performing Arts Centre.

To learn more about our Performing Arts Centre, St George’s click here.