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Melbourne Convention Centre, VIC

Builder:  Multiplex

Contractor: Expoconti, Cockram Interiors

Architect: Denton Corker Marshal Nh Architecture & Woods Baggot

Location: South Wharf, Melbourne

Project Value: $1.4 billion

Melbourne Convention Centre, VIC


The Melbourne Convention Centre, accredited with the first six-star Green Star rating in Australia, has become the city’s premier meeting establishment.

With thirty-two meeting rooms of various sizes, a grand banquet room and a plenary that can be divided into three self-contained, acoustically separate theatres, the Melbourne Convention Centre has been inundated with event bookings since its opening in June 2009.

The $1.4 billion development, including the centre and commercial precinct, features:

  • 5000-seat plenary hall
  • Five star Hilton hotel
  • Riverfront promenade of shops, cafes, bookstores and tourism retail
  • Premium brand homemaker retail complex
  • Revitalised maritime precinct.


The project was unique for Rondo as it needed to have walls over 6m in height between exhibition halls, as well as meet an acoustic requirement equivalent to having a rock concert in a bedroom, shutting the door and not hearing it in the lounge room.

As the project was drawing to completion, close engineering support was required to provide design and technical advice for parts of the centre that had changed or areas that were not originally designed for Rondo’s steel framing.

Quick response times were paramount to our customer ensuring they didn’t have to alter their construction program significantly and to provide this level of support needed and the Rondo Melbourne team opened a site office at the centre.