MCEC Expansion - Site Tour

Nov 20
Numbers strictly limited for this hard hat tour!

This event is fully booked.  The Chapter may run another event closer to completion of the project.  If you are interested in attending, please email

Works have started on the expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre which is due to be completed by mid 2018. 

The expansion includes:
* the installation of an 8,500 sq metres of a glass curtain wall in the new hotel (that's enough to cover Buckingham Palace)
* 13,000 cubic metres of concrete will be poured in the build (equivalent to 5 Olympic swimming pools)
* 4,300 tons of structural steel to be erected over the course of the project (same weight as 40 blue whales)
* an extra 17,500 square metres of exhibition and adaptable event space (equivalent to 3.5 football fields)
* the erection of over 16,000 sq metres of roofing panels over the new exhibition space (equivalent to covering 100 hockey rinks)

Upon completion the MCEC will have over 40,000 sq metres of pillar less exhibition space - Australia's biggest convention and exhibition centre. 

Darren Southurst – Operations Interface Manager, MCEC
Michael Walsh – Director of Strategy and Innovation, MCEC

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