• 29 November 2019

Sydney’s NSW State Library scoops MBA award

Waterman are delighted that the major renovation of Australia’s oldest library, New South Wales State Library in Sydney, won the ‘Restoration/Adaptive Re-use of an Historic Building: $10-$25m’ award at the Master Builders Association’s (MBA’s) ‘Excellence in construction’ awards.

The annual awards celebrate outstanding projects in the construction and development industry across Australia. This year’s winners were announced at a gala dinner, held at the Star Event Centre in Pyrmont.

The $15m renovation of Australia’s oldest library is the first major project to take place at the Mitchell building in over 50 years, creating a stunning facility befitting the library’s heritage status. Our team was engaged by the State Library of NSW to upgrade the life safety services of the Mitchell building and to create new exhibition and learning areas. We worked alongside HASSELL architects and BVN Architecture through all stages of the project, from master planning of both the Macquarie and Mitchell Building upgrades, through to design and construction.

Congratulations to all involved with the project!

You can read more about the scheme in our recent Waterman Times feature on NSW State Library, here.