Grafton Regional Art Gallery

Location: Grafton, NSW
Project type: Project Management
Status: Completed
Organisation: Clarence Valley Council

The Grafton Regional Art Gallery is located at 158 Fitzroy Street and 5 Robinson Avenue Grafton. The facility is currently under the management by Clarence Valley Council (CVC) after the historical Prentice House was purchased in 1985.

CVC identified a need to upgrade the existing Grafton Regional Art Gallery as it has substantially outgrown the current infrastructure, which is impacting negatively on the overall cultural experience. The Gallery has been unable to meet demand for events that host more than 150 people and are unable to contract major exhibits due to insufficient and non-compliant infrastructure. Therefore, it is the Clients objective to create a desirable space within heart of Grafton, that in turn will spark economic development and environmental sustainability bring people together.

In collaboration with Clarence Valley Council, COMPLETE Urban worked with Council Stakeholders to gather relevant information about the new facility and prepare a project requirements documentation pack incorporating a Statement of Works that will be used in conjunction with the current concept design to allow Council to tender the project for a Design and Construct GC21 Contract.

This Project Requirements Documentation pack further developed the concept designs by detailing the requirements necessary to deliver the design intent, functions and capabilities required by the Stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the Grafton Regional Art Gallery project.

The design management phase of this project was delivered on time and ahead of schedule. Design is expected to commence November 2019 with the completion of Construction by December 2020.