The $25.8 million development is a community focused project with support from local, state and federal governments as well as the local education, arts, entertainment, tourism and other business sectors. The complex includes construction of 1000 seat facilities featuring theatre, music, dance and drama studio spaces, general learning areas and a commercial learning kitchen. Construction commences March 2013 for completion date late 2014. The project incorporates the former Sandhurst prison commissioned in 1861 into the theatre design, Heritage Victoria recognizes the new use will ensure the Gaol remains a vibrant and loved piece of Bendigo’s heritage.
Chris Love Design have worked with stake holders from project inception to design and implement the main function kitchen and bar areas, as well as the commercial Training Kitchen which will be used primarily by Bendigo secondary college.