Edmiston Jones

Ulladulla
Civic Centre

Decades of debate over the Ulladulla Civic Centre ended with Shoalhaven City Council resolving to redevelop this decaying landmark. Ulladulla Civic Centre refurbishment and extensions is a $5.5m project incorporating a tourist centre and library as well as modifications to the existing auditorium.

Program

Retrofit and refurbishment of civic centre

Floor area

2580 sq. m

Site area

21580 sq. m

Type

Site

Princes Highway, Ulladulla, NSW

The Requirements

AEJ were first involved with this building in the early 1980’s when the firm extended the original 300 seat auditorium to a 1000 seat function centre above a new senior citizens facility. In 2012 AEJ were engaged to develop a design and prepare construction documents taking into account current stringent requirements for sustainability and accessibility.

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates..

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The Solution / Outcome

With the firms involvement with the original Civic Centre, AEJ were able to provide a solution which respected the original development. Joint Regional Planning Panel deputy chair Alison McCabe complimented the Civic Centre design for being flexible and adaptable. Council’s Project Manager, Wayne Brighton, stated that, “AEJ managed and delivered documentation which complied with a very tight timeframe with quality as good as I have ever seen. I remain grateful for their devotion and attention to detail.”

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