Miglic Macleod
  • Ballarat Mechanics Institute
  • Ballarat Mechanics Institute
  • Ballarat Mechanics Institute
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Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

Established in 1859, the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute with its elaborate facade is a distinctive and notable example of heritage craftsmanship in construction and decoration.

The building has a strong association with the Mechanics' Institute movement and the important role it played in the social development of Victorians throughout the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Miglic MacLeod’s involvement over several stages of the rehabilitation of this important landmark included:

  • Investigation and reporting on the collapsed roof structure of the room above the Humffray Room and Hugh Williamson Foyer with the outcome of identifying long-standing defects requiring remediation
  • Design and documentation of the remedial works to the roof framing
  • Design and documentation of new alterations and additions such as the external veranda and stage lighting upgrade
  • New works to remove cinema features and re-establish the original staircase and landings.

The specialist engineering contribution by Miglic MacLeod was recognised in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation received by participants.

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The specialist engineering contribution by Miglic MacLeod was recognised in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

Sector: Heritage
Service: Heritage, structural engineering
Materials: Steel and timber
Value: $2 million
Location: Ballarat, VIC
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