Staying Vibrant After 163 Years of Community Service
Updated: Nov 25, 2020
Vision 2020 looked to transform the State Library of Victoria into the library of the future. The $88.1 million redevelopment project highlights were to create 40% additional public space and 70% more seating, restoring and reopening The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, and updating public spaces to be more accessible, relevant and welcoming.
An entrepreneurship centre providing collaborative workspaces and a dedicated, specially designed children’s space were some of the advancements introduced to the 163-year-old library.
Garry from PSA worked closely with Development Victoria and Built Pty Limited, ensuring the facility remained fully operational during the multi staged redevelopment project. PSA’s Programme Management role in the complex operating environment involved feasibility testing, staging and logical testing for operations, master programming, tender assessment, independent progress reporting and extension of time assessments.
The project was not without its challenges. We congratulate all involved on the successful and timely completion of the project reopening in December.