Palais Theatre Restoration Works

PSA would like to acknowledge the years of hard work by the Palais Theatre Redevelopment team on its successful restoration that will enable the grand Theatre to sustainably provide many more generations the rich cultural experiences that it has so famously provided for the past 70+years.

The challenging restoration saw both external and internal works being undertaken throughout the heavy performance schedule of the theatre. When works commenced in May 2016, approximately 4 shows a week continued with around 2,500 patrons attending each show, which allowed the revenue stream to continue sustainably in this 12 month period. This required detailed staging of key construction events to minimise the disruptions with the small time-windows identified to operate within for the internal works.

PSA were engaged during the early design stages to assess the feasibility of the proposed works and model different options to recommend the best fit for the key stakeholder groups. These options ranged from shutting the facility down to then working through what could be feasibly completed factoring in the differing stakeholder priorities, safe work methods, lead times, construction dependencies and external dependencies.

When works began onsite, the existing conditions exposed many and varied challenges which required analysis, changes and updates to the construction methodology to reflect the environment. PSA’s proven methods for onsite monitoring and reporting enabled critical issues to be identified ahead of time and assessment of risks and impacts on an ongoing-basis to support MPV in day-to-day management and stakeholder communications.

PSA are pleased that the stakeholders have benefited through the delivery of valued planning and monitoring services on this important community facility.

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