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MCEC takes shape

08 Feb 2018

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Late 2017 saw some incredible progress on Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) expansion.

Acting Premier James Merlino and Acting Minister for Major Projects Luke Donnellan visited the South Wharf site on January 18 to view the progress for themselves.

The expansion will add nearly 20,000sqm of multi-purpose event space, including 9000 metres of new exhibition halls, meeting rooms and banquet rooms when it opens for business in mid-2018.

Completed works to date include the installation of the central staircase, distinctive gold exterior panels and a skylight over the new foyer space, which is a significant architectural feature of the building.

Multiple milestones have already been reached on the project, that also includes an expansion of the South Wharf precinct through a new 347-room hotel, the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, and a new 1150 space multi-level car park.

The multi-level car park is complete and the new hotel will be open from March.

MCEC chief executive Peter King said the expansion would ensure the venue could continue to accommodate the growing global demand for multi-purpose meetings and events spaces.

On January 18 Ministers Merlino and Donnellan visited the site where around 700 workers – including 60 apprentices – are currently working on the project during construction.

The expanded MCEC will also add more than 900 new ongoing jobs across the South Wharf precinct when complete.

 

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