Abbotsford Convent – Laundries Precinct Restoration

Abbotsford, VIC



Abbotsford Convent

38 weeks

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FDC (VIC) have completed the refurbishment of Abbotsford Convent – Laundries Precinct Restoration.

The laundry precinct was built in the 1880’s and over time it has had a number of modifications and was the largest commercial laundry in Melbourne during the 1920’s.

The heritage-protected building fabric was mandated to be maintained and protected throughout the project.

The derelict laundry space was carefully transformed into a performance area with a capacity of 200 people.

Project features include:

  • Heritage rectification works to the south balcony.
  • Installation of a new lift.
  • Mezzanine for meetings.
  • Refurbished male / female restrooms and stairs.
  • Raised floor height.


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