DEVCO | Newport Youth Library & Seniors Centre Newport
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NEWPORT YOUTH LIBRARY & SENIORS CENTRE

Newport

The project comprises the restoration of the historic Newport Mechanics Institute Hall and construction of a new two-storey multi-use community facility. The development includes a youth services centre, library, music studio, maternal and child health centre, and various shared community spaces. Gross floor area 3,735 m2.

The development is located within the historic Newport Civic and Commercial Precinct and includes refurbishment of the historic Newport Mechanics Institute Hall which was constructed in 1933-1935. The single storey heritage building will undergo major restoration works comprising:

  • Repairs to the rendered masonry facade including brick stitching, render replacement and water proofing.
  • New sub-floor, re-use of salvaged timber floor boards and remediation of lead paint throughout the building.
  • Structural roof repairs and installation of steel windows.
  • Upgrade to electrical and hydraulic services throughout.

CLIENT
Hobson’s Bay City Council
ARCHITECT
Haskell Architects
SERVICES ENGINEER
NJM
STRUCTURAL/CIVIL ENGINEER
Form Structures
COMPLETION
June 2016
CONTRACT VALUE
$7.5 million

Success Factors

Successful management of construction activities within a busy public precinct.

Faithful design execution of the new building with high build quality to external and internal finishes.

Quality restoration of the heritage building.

Devco is a great Australian success story of persistence, skill and hard work creating a business based on the traditional values of quality and service.

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