From Sunshine to South Wharf: MCEC expansion steel underway

Works are progressing on the expansion of the South Wharf precinct, with the steel structure for the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre expansion well underway.

The more than A$300 million project includes a 20,000-square-metre expansion of MCEC, a new 347-room, four-star quality Novotel Melbourne South Wharf and a new 1,150-space multi-level car park.

Stilcon General Manager Laszlo Puzsar said Stilcon is proud to be working on a local project that benefits both Victoria’s manufacturing industry and, eventually, its tourism industry.

“With nearly 3,000 tonnes of structural steel being used, this project has provided a boost to our company and Victorian supply chain more broadly,” Mr Puzsar said.

“With a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects in Victoria, projects like this that engage with local suppliers help build capacity” said Plenary Chief Operating Officer Glenn Hay.

MCEC Director of Strategy and Innovation Michael Walsh said the project will increase MCEC’s size by 25 per cent to more than 70,000 square metres.

“The additional 20,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space will be fully connected and integrated with existing buildings, ensuring Melbourne remains a world leader in the business events industry while providing even more economic and social benefits to Victoria,” Mr Walsh said.

NH Architecture are excited to be a part of this project supporting Melbournians and their city.

View here:video of the steel’s journey from Sunshine in Melbourne’s west to the South Wharf site.

View here: The latest time lapse video showing the progress of the South Wharf precinct expansion project.