Works are progressing well at Powerhouse Castle Hill

The new building will include a state-of-the-art 7,871sqm facility for the storage and care of the Powerhouse collection comprising over 500,000 objects.

Works are progressing well at the Powerhouse Castle Hill expansion site. The world-class facility, situated on Dharug country, will enhance the museum’s ability to protect valuable state, heritage and cultural assets in a secure, environmentally controlled and sustainable space.

The Powerhouse Castle Hill site team has celebrated the achievement of various key project milestones – learn more about these here. Significant construction progress continues with the structural steel installation and substation works, with the project team now preparing for the concrete pours in the Very Large Object Store and roof installation over the coming weeks.

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The new building is designed with an appreciation of concrete as more than just a building material; it will be a core design feature of the new facility, which will provide greater opportunities for further research and conservation work on the Powerhouse collection.

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Steve Ziaziaris, Senior Project Manager, said “We are delighted to help bring to life this important arts and cultural destination. Thanks to close collaboration with Lahznimmo Architects NSW Public Works, Create NSW, and the Powerhouse, environmentally sustainable measures have been woven into every design aspect of this project. Once complete, the Castle Hill community will enjoy the exciting new facility and the impressive collection it houses.”

Powerhouse Castle Hill remains open to the public every weekend throughout the duration of the build, with the development set for completion in 2023.