This project involved a Feasibility/Master Plan Study for adaptive re-use/restoration and major expansion of a heritage structure.
The scope of work included research, review of financial viability (operating costs/revenue projections), marketing potential, funding opportunities, development of detailed quantitative/qualitative program, preliminary design in conjunction with Interpretive Planner and Community Group, capital cost estimates, presentation drawings and presentation document.
An extensive collection of railway rolling stock is exhibited in large halls constructed of local post and beam timbers with full glazed display walls.
The building program includes a multi-purpose classroom, orientation hall, retail space and restaurant organized around a cafe courtyard, as well as extensive gardens. Features include interpretive exhibits, picnic lawns, rolling stock displays, parking and themed retail plaza.
Gross Floor Area : 12,000 sq. ft.+ existing heritage structure on 8 acre site
Key Staff Involved: Stewart Adams, Project Manager
Associated Design Team: Verburg + Associates (interpretive planning)
Terry Heard Design (exhibit design)
Malone Given Parsons Ltd. (market analysis)