Brookfield Multiplex chosen for $428M museum project in Western Australia

WCN Editorial Team 2 Aug 2016 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Brookfield Multiplex has been selected as the managing contractor for a $428.3M museum project in Western Australia.

The New Museum, designed by architects OMA and Hassell, will be almost four times bigger than the now-closed Western Australia Museum, which it will replace. It will feature nearly 7,000sq m of galleries, including 1,000sq m of space to stage blockbuster exhibitions.

It will also feature education studios, viewing areas to see scientists and curators at work, retail space and food and beverage outlets.

Premier Colin Barnett said: "The concept cannot fail to impress. It is bold and distinctive, from the vast public plaza to spacious galleries that overlook the CBD and link with important heritage buildings.

"West Australians will share in a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a vibrant new cultural home in the heart of Perth, and to change the way people from around the world engage with the State and our unique stories."

The project will create up to 3,300 jobs, with about 1,800 workers to be employed on-site during the construction phase.

Early works are expected to start in late 2016, with main construction commencing in 2017. The museum is due to open in 2020.

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