Structural bracing to be installed at Mittagong Playhouse

28 January, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

External bracing is set to be erected at the Mittagong Playhouse as Council begins the process of repairing the heritage building.

On advice from structural engineers external bracing is to be erected at the Playhouse starting Thursday 30 January 2020.

The bracing will be installed over a period of two weeks and on completion will allow staff and contractors to safely undertake fault investigation and remediation works on the building.

Works will include excavating sections of the existing car park bitumen, followed by the installation of the steel supports and pouring of concrete footings.  These works will be undertaken adjacent to the western wall of the building.

This process will be staged between Thursday 30 January and Tuesday 11 February 2020.

The onsite car park will be temporarily closed to both motorists and pedestrians on days when excavation and heavy machinery are required.  These temporary closures are expected to take up to four hours each in duration.

Once the bracing has been successfully erected and the building made safe, a thorough internal assessment of the building will be undertaken and a plan formulated to fix the building’s structural fault.

During these investigations and repairs, the current nine car spaces immediately adjacent to the western wall will remain closed and fenced off.

Council apologises for any in convenience while these installations and repairs are carried out.

For more information contact Council on phone 4868 0888.

The Mittagong Memorial Hall was built in its present location in 1911.  The building comprises three individual structures that have been combined over the years.  These structures include the original School of Arts building, former Mittagong Shire Council Chambers and Mittagong Playhouse.