The Southern Cross Austereo project required the complete refurbishment of the existing broadcasting studios whilst maintaining the stations operation at all times.
The first stage of the project required temporary broadcasting studios to be constructed in the carpark to enable the internal demolition of the 40 year old building. The complete strip out and construction of 3 broadcasting studios, 2 voice booths, news rooms and common areas was completed whilst sharing occupation of the building with the remaining office and administration staff.
The renovation of the facility retained the majority of the existing layout and involved the installation of modern acoustic treatments over existing structure, whilst dealing with the inevitable challenges thrown up by a 40 year old building.
All surfaces within the studios received treatment, with new floor coverings the walls and ceilings received new linings, acoustic baffles, and fabrics, the existing timber viewing windows were dismantled and refurbished.
The result is a refurbished state-of-the-art broadcast and recording studio, sporting full digital recording and broadcasting capability.
Southern Cross Austereo
Mckendry Hunt Architects