Revitalising a 1930’s community icon

Piccadilly Theatre and Arcade

The project comprised the conservation, restoration and extension of the existing theatre and arcade to return the heritage building to its 1930’s scheme.

Value: $427m

Client: Scape Student Living

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall

Completion date: June 2021

The theatre component of the works includes the demolition of existing Cinemas 2 & 3, and the modification of Cinema 1 to reinstate the large theatre. Along with the construction of a new fly tower to service the stage, and the refurbishment of front and back of house areas. The works also included the addition of the Level 1 Lower Foyer area, constructed via infilling the existing void above the Hay Street Arcade entrance.

The arcade component of the project encompassed the removal and replacement of the existing shop fronts, ceilings, and floor covering throughout the sloping arcade, as well as works within the individual retail tenancies.

The services throughout the building were also upgraded including hydraulics, mechanical, electrical and the installation of wet and dry fire systems throughout.

The existing facades to both Hay St Mall and Murray St Mall were restored, including blockwork infills and the installation of new signage and canopies.

The arcade and a number of retail tenancies within remained open throughout the duration of the project, with the arcade acting as a major pedestrian thoroughfare between the two malls.


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