RBA can lead consultant teams on projects where substantial redevelopment is proposed at a large or complex heritage site, and where the proposal will be carefully scrutinised by authorities to ensure the retention of cultural significance.

Typically, authorities will require a comprehensive heritage strategy to be prepared and implemented, which may include repair and restoration works, appropriate upgrading or adaptation works, an interpretation program and archival recording of elements to be demolished.

We successfully reconcile economic, amenity and heritage imperatives to deliver excellent outcomes for our clients.

  • Hawthorn tram depot

    Hawthorn Tram Depot

    RBA provided architectural and heritage advisory services for this major redevelopment project from early master planning stages.

  • Mission to Seamen building

    Mission to Seamen, Docklands

    External restoration works were undertaken to the roof and façades between 2003 and 2006, including radical concrete cancer mitigation treatments.

  • Percy Grainger Museum

    University of Melbourne, Percy Grainger Museum

    RBA developed a master plan for the museum that explored passive strategies to avoid the installation of high-impact mechanical air conditioning.

  • Detail of Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre window

    Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne

    RBA assisted Thomson Adsett Architects in planning a large redevelopment to provide a contemporary museum celebrating the work of the Sisters of Mercy and their founder, the Blessed Mary MacKillop.

  • Shepparton Showgrounds Redevelopment

    Shepparton Showgrounds Redevelopment

    RBA was engaged to identify the heritage values of the showgrounds, and prepared a Conservation Management Plan as part of a master plan undertaken by Urban Initiatives.