Thomas Dixon Centre Redevelopment

Client: Hansen Yuncken
Location: West End, Brisbane

The refurbishment of the existing Thomas Dixon Centre, as well as the construction of a new three-story extension provides the Queensland Ballet state of the art facilities containing rehearsal & performance studios and spaces. The upgrades incude a new amphitheatre, wellness centre, gym, dressing rooms and dancers lounge as well as admin offices, boardroom and ultramodern amenities

About the Project

  • Brief

    From the get-go we knew this was going to be a challenging project for all involved. Whenever you combine a heritage listed refurbishment with a new build you just know there is a lot of attention paid to finishing trades and that’s exactly what the architect Conrad Gargett had in mind. With three different architectural hardware finishes (PVD-TC5H Gun-metal grey , PVD-ZN5H Satin Brass and the classic Satin Stainless steel) as well as custom designed timber entrance handles in multiple timber species (Whian Blackbutt, QLD Silver Ash & the stunning Hairy Oak) all supplied & installed to beautiful timber joinery glazed doors the finished result eyecatching and elegant.

  • Solutions

    Unfortunately, when you combine custom timber handles and PVD finished hardware you will always face long lead times for the product. To keep the the project moving and doors being hung, we supplied & installed temporary hardware in place of the PVD finished items then swapped them over once they had arrived. This allowed the project to meet it’s milestones as required.

  • Result

    With this one, the results really speak for themselves. After the final master keyed cylinders were installed, door closers adjusted, and the ballet shoes in place, you can truly appreciate what Hansen Yuncken accomplished on this difficult build. Huge thanks to our main supplier Dormakaba for allowing us to deliver the product on time and to Hansen Yuncken for the opportunity to work on this amazing structure; we look forwards to the next one.

Services Provided

  • Hardware Supply icon Door Hardwre Supply & Installation
  • Master Keying Supply icon Master Key System Supply & Installation
  • Timber Doors icon Timber Door Hanging
  • FFE Supply icon Sanitary Fixtures SUpply