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Studio Hollenstein appointed for Ballarat Library design development phase

Studio Hollenstein appointed for Ballarat Library design development phase
September 4, 2021

Sydney based company - Studio Hollenstein - has been appointed by Ballarat City Council for the design development phase of the Ballarat Library – a project that is set to change the way the city’s library service operates and to provide a blueprint for future builds.

Studio Hollenstein bring a significant library design and large project delivery experience to the design phase of the $6.99 million re-development of the central library.

Studio Hollenstein plans to use local contractors, including well-respected Ballarat architect Nathan Porter from Porter Architects in their subconsultant team and for design and delivery phases, and Cardno TGM Ballarat as sub-consultant engineers.

City of Ballarat Deputy Mayor, Amy Johnson advises “this is a significant point of difference to the other considered submissions particularly the use of a local sub consultant architect and engineers in the current COVID environment - having local consultants who can access the site.”

Council awarded an additional $4.59 million to the original library re-development budget in April 2021 to include significant works to upgrade mechanical equipment, electrical systems, fire systems a roof replacement and lift upgrade.

The increased budget required the detailed design and construction phase to be re-tendered, with applicants advised to use the original approved concept designs as a basis for their submissions.

Works to upgrade the library will be undertaken throughout 2022 with the newly refurbished library completed in 2023.

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