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Palais Theatre Refurbishment Works

Monday, 22 February 2016

John Downs, Director at Residential Project Management, was engaged by the City of Port Phillip to provide project management services to the refurbishment of the iconic heritage listed Palais Theatre in St Kilda.  With the Council, as the building manager, looking to sign a new lease for the operation of the Palais, it was decided that an assessment of the building's condition and level of compliance with building codes and standards be undertaken to inform negotiations with interested parties.

As a result of those investigations, a prioritised and costed works program was developed which was used as the basis of requests to Council and the State Government for funding for the works  These requests were successful in gaining a $7.5 million grant from the City of Port Phillip and $13.4 million from the State Government over a two year period.  The documentation package developed was then handed over to Major Projects Victoria who will deliver the works on behalf of the State Government, the owner of the building.

As a result of these works, and the comprehensive investigations that have underpinned them, the future of this fantastic building in a very vibrant location looks assured.