The new design includes upgrades to the Western Gallery, the demolition of redundant storage spaces and mezzanine levels to make way for expanded galleries, new amenities for visitors and staff, and accessibility upgrades throughout five levels of the heritage Mitchell Building.

Creative structural engineering was key to keep the Library operational during the demolition and construction works. The heritage building features a new internal atrium and interconnecting staircase

Client: State Library of NSW

Architect: HASSELL

Value: $15M

Completion: 2018

Sector: Government & Public, Art & Culture

Services: Heritage, Structural, Civil