Ballarat Station Precinct Project on track12/11/2019
Construction on the multi-million-dollar Ballarat Station Precinct is well underway with elements of stage two of the redevelopment progressing to bring the vibrant community and commercial hub one step closer to completion.
Structural works are continuing on the new 4-star Quest hotel on Nolan Street on target for completion late next year. Foundations, drainage, the ground floor and level one of the building are now complete with work progressing this month on level two.
Construction of the hotel began in February this year following the delivery of the new 405-space multi-level commuter car park, which is offering safer and more accessible car parking for commuters with the additional level of safety through CCTV monitoring.
Early works are now set to begin on conservation of the historic Goods Shed. This will be the centrepiece of the redevelopment, providing a convention and exhibition centre, more than 900m2 of retail and dining options and a public plaza that connects with the station and future hotel.
Heritage Victoria is expected to grant the permit for work to start to remove the dilapidated roof of the Goods Shed next month and conduct a clean-up within the building which has been neglected for decades.
The Victorian Government has contributed a total of $32 million toward the $50 million Ballarat Station Precinct redevelopment, which will dramatically revitalise the CBD to make Ballarat an even better place to live and visit.
The 4-star Quest hotel is making progress, level-by-level
The Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment is supporting 10 regionally based businesses onsite including local Ballarat-based family business Toohey's Form-crete, who have employed an additional 10 staff to help deliver concrete works for the hotel and multi-level car park.
The Ballarat-based family business won the contract to deliver concrete works for the new luxury hotel and the recently completed commuter car park, including all the piles, beams, slabs and walls, following a competitive tender process with construction partner Pellicano.
Damian Toohey, co-founder and Managing Director of Toohey’s Form-crete said the hotel and car park are two of the biggest jobs they have been involved in to date.
“Working on large-scale projects, like the car park and hotel, has been critical to growing our business because it gives us the opportunity to build our profile and expand our operations,” said Mr Toohey.
“Growing up around Ballarat, I have watched the site of the precinct be neglected for years. This project is going to clean the area up and allow it to reach its potential, which I think will be fantastic for the wider community.