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PROJECTS | Victoria

Koorie Heritage Trust Relocation






Koorie Heritage Trust of Victoria


Waterman AHW

Kane was appointed in March 2015 under a Lump Sum contract to deliver the Koorie Heritage Trust Relocation project. Works consisted of the fitout of Level 1 and Level 3 of the Yarra Building to create a space for the Koorie Heritage Trust to house their collection of artifacts. 

The project involved creating new accommodation for the Trust in the Yarra Building at Federation Square, including Level 1 gallery spaces, together with accommodation and the collections on Level 3. 

The location allows the Trust to extend its connections to community, to create and participate in events and increase visitations to the Trusts activities.

Level 1 is an adaption of the existing gallery space combined with new retail areas. This allows the Trust to make, display and sell artwork and other items in a high profile location at the centre of the city.

Minor works were completed on Level 2, which is the lobby space connecting the stair and escalator rises from Level 1 to Level 3.

Level 3 of the Yarra Building accommodates the key operational rooms/areas of the Trust. This includes spaces for approximately 20 staff, a range of community meeting and lounge spaces and the cultural collection itself.

The collection itself is required to be stored in 'museum grade' conditions, therefore the new systems and fire systems reflect this specific requirement.  The project reached Practical Completion in July 2015.