Probuild to construct $300 million Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

June 2016

Probuild is pleased to announce we will be constructing the $300 million expansion of Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), incorporating a hotel and multi-storey car park to the existing facilities.

The 20,000m2 MCEC expansion will integrate with the existing spaces and includes an additional 9,000m2 of flexible expansion space. A multi-purpose space will have retractable seating for up to 1,100 people, service pods, meeting rooms and informal meeting spaces. There will also be a large concourse and a banquet room with capacity to cater for up to 450 people. 

The construction of a 331-room hotel adds a new tier of accommodation to the precinct, complementing the existing Hilton South Wharf hotel. 

The expansion also includes a 1,150-space, multi-storey car park and a concourse and pedestrian bridge linking the precinct with South Melbourne and the Yarra River. 

700 workers will be on site during construction, creating more jobs for Melburnians. The project is developed by Plenary Group and designed by Woods Bagot and NH Architecture. 

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