The Sutherland Entertainment Centre is now a vibrant and modern facility that can accommodate a range of performances and events and is a testament to the successful collaboration of the project team and TTW.

TTW was engaged to undertake the structural design of the refurbishment of the old Sutherland Entertainment Centre. The major refurbishment involved upgrading the theatre, and redesigning the foyer, front of house and entry areas. The refurbished entertainment centre now boasts an upgraded stage with a new fly-tower and orchestra pit, as well as new dressing rooms and rehearsal spaces.

The entry to the centre features exposed glulam columns and beams, which provide a warm and welcoming environment for visitors. The use of glulam not only creates a beautiful visual effect but also adds structural strength to the building.

TTW worked closely with the architects and project team to design the structural elements of the refurbishment, including the theatre, foyer and entry areas. The team also coordinated with the other design disciplines to ensure seamless integration of the structural elements with other aspects of the refurbishment.

TTW's scope of work included structural analysis, design and documentation of the glulam columns and beams, as well as the steel and concrete elements. The team also provided construction support services during the refurbishment process to ensure that the structural design was accurately implemented on-site.

Through close collaboration with the project team, TTW was able to deliver an innovative and functional structural design that enhanced the aesthetic appeal of the refurbished entertainment centre.

Client: Sutherland Shire Council

Architect: NBRS, CHROFI

Builder: ADCO Construction

Value: $34M

Completion: 2022

Sector: Art & Culture

Services: Timber, Structural, Facade

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