NEWCASTLE SHOWGROUND

NEWCASTLE SHOWGROUND

‘Winner’ MBA Excellence in Building Awards 2010 – “Restoration of a Historic Building”

Client: NSW Sport & Recreation
Contract Value: $863,472.00
Project Type: Renovation & Refurbishment
Duration: 14 weeks

Newcastle Showground underwent a building transformation to restore this commercial facility into a venue that now promotes the Hunter Region, enticing a wide range of international events.Works included the demolition of unsafe buildings and refurbishment of no less than 12 separate buildings across the entire site.

This project was funded by a grant which was administered by the Department of Sport & Recreation and as a result funding was limited to a finite amount. The finite budget necessitated a high degree of co-operation between client, architect, builder and subcontractors. Works had to be prioritised, with the initial concern of creating a safe facility. Demato Construction were able to provide valuable input in regard to ways of achieving the maximum result in the most cost effective way. The entire Newcastle Showground site is heritage listed its’ subsequent heritage restoration guided the selection of materials, colour schemes and in some cases the scope of works.