Main Works Package 1 - New Southern Entrance, Main Building Refurbishment Works (external), Forecourt and Parade Ground Works
The proposed southern entrance located in the space immediately south of the existing main building will offer improved weatherproof access to main building and galleries, with particular consideration to the needs of people with impaired mobility. The original Commemorative Forecourt, stairs and heritage entrance will be reinstated as they appear now, with the addition of an oculus to the Entry Hall below. Modifications are proposed to the existing parade ground to harmonise the form of the area to better suit the existing grid geometry of the Main Building and improve sight lines to the Stone of Remembrance. New terraces are proposed to be constructed at the sides of the parade ground to improve seating capacity and safety for major events, with accessible seating to all central tiers and upper terraces. Details of the proposed new southern entrance can be found below.
Main Works Package 2 - Bean Building Extension and Central Energy Plant
The proposed Bean Building Extension and Central Energy Plant will occupy the site immediately south, east, and north-east of the existing Bean Building. A new Research Centre and Reading Room will provide extended space to house, protect, digitise and preserve the Memorial’s extensive archives. This new facility will also offer researchers more efficient, welcoming and secure access to the National Collection and reference materials. The project includes relocation of existing research facilities from the main AWM building and conversion of the former research area into gallery space. The proposed Central Energy Plant is located to the north-east of the site, the plant will provide a consolidated energy plant to service the needs of the AWM, providing a substation, switch room, chiller plant, cooling tower plant, boiler plant, waste area, fire tanks, fire pumps and valves, fire control room and gas meter. Details of the proposed Bean Building extension and new Central Energy Plant can be found below.
Main Works Package 3 - New Anzac Hall and Glazed Link
Artist Impression: Cox Architecture
The proposed Anzac Hall and Glazed Link will occupy the site immediately north of the existing AWM Main Building. The proposed Anzac Hall will double the area available behind the Main Building for display of large objects that form part of the AWM’s collection and which are currently unable to be viewed by the public. The new Anzac Hall will enable the stories of recent conflicts to be told whilst ensuring continued display of artefacts from earlier wars. The Glazed Link provides a more visitor friendly connection between the existing main building and new Anzac Hall. Details of the proposed new Anzac Hall and Glazed Link can be found below.
This material relates to Main Works Packages 1, 2 and 3 (found above). Documents include landscaping works and associated civil, hydraulic and other services.
Details of the overall redevelopment can be found at the AWM website