Nestled in central New South Wales (NSW) approximately 261 kilometres north of Sydney is Mudgee. The township renowned for some of the State’s most favoured wines serves as home to more than 12,400 residents and is situated along the scenic rolling hills near the Cudgegong River.
Mudgee also has a rich arts and cultural legacy which was recently captured for residents and visitors to enjoy with the creation of a world-class Arts Precinct.
BG&E collaborated with the NSW Government to deliver the Mudgee Art Gallery, which is designed to showcase the work of local talent and help to attract some 691,000 annual visitors to the region annually. The Gallery forms part of the new $8.1 million Arts Precinct, which is jointly funded by State programmes such as, Create NSW and the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Our highly skilled team provided civil, structural and construction engineering services to enable the adaptive reuse of an existing municipal building with heritage characteristics, and the construction of a modern regional art gallery.
BG&E’s technical expertise supported the distinctive architectural features, including a stepped roof and facade, and moveable internal partitions. A gallery shop which doubles as an eatery was also included in the design, in addition to built-for-purpose locking dock facilities.
All structural modifications of the existing building upheld best-practice heritage design, preserving traditional values for future generations.
Flood design work was also provided, which encompassed the new and existing buildings and the surrounding street works.
The Mudgee Art Gallery answers the community’s call for a facility that proudly features local talent and shares the region’s rich cultural history.