Building a new state of the art theatre for Queensland.

The New Performing Arts Venue will meet growing audience and tourism demand, strengthen Brisbane’s cultural tourism offering and create new employment opportunities.

Key information

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Date started: 2018

Completion date: 2022

Client type: Real estate

Key services: Cost and commercial management

Client’s requirements

The Queensland Government & Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) have committed to a budget of $150m for a purpose built new 1,500 seat performing arts venue on the existing QPAC site in South Brisbane.

QPAC currently schedules over 1,300 performances each year and welcomed 1.5 million people through its doors in 2017/18. With the New Performing Arts Venue, QPAC will offer the potential to host an additional 300,000 visitors each year.

Our contribution

We have been engaged to provide end-to-end cost and commercial management services for the duration of the project which includes, but is not limited to, feasibility cost planning, procurement advice for principal consultants and management contractor as well as post contract cost management services.

Making the difference

  • We were required to validate the existing approved detailed business case and we consequently worked with Queensland Government and QPAC to define a scope that was achievable for the budget.
  • We provided strategic assistance during the assessment of the principal consultants design competition by assisting in selecting a design that was achievable for the budget and respects the original heritage listed design of the cultural precinct.
  • We continue to drive value into the design process by working with the design team to develop cost savings without impacting the overall functionality and design intent.

For further information contact:

Declan Brady
Associate Director, Australia