Master Builder of the Year | National 2016 | Victoria 2016, 2017
PROJECTS | Victoria

Royal Exhibition Building Dome Restoration




Royal Exhibition Building Trustees


Lovell Chen

In 1994, Kane completed the $2.5 million Exhibition Building, Dome Restoration project. The project involved the replacement of external cladding to the dome and restoration of the render, paint work and Victorian cast iron elements.

Access was provided by the largest scaffold ever erected by Kane, 180 tonnes.

Kane went on to secure a contract to undertake redecoration of the internal surfaces of the dome and base structure including cleaning, stencilling, chiaroscuro effect and general repair to the 1901 design.

The project was awarded with the RAIA (Vic) Commendation - Conservation Category, 1995 and City of Melbourne Building & Planning Award - Urban Conservation, 1995.

Kane revisited the Exhibition Building in 2013, over 1000 jobs later to replace the flagpoles.

The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage site-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, completed in 1880 and designed by Joseph Reed.