With the cultural success of MONA driving interstate tourism to Hobart, the owner is once again partnering with Gallagher Jeffs to embark on a landmark 172 room, 5-star hotel. Motown’s design will sit out across the Derwent River and offer guests integrated access to MONA. The unique suite of facilities on offer at this stupendously engineered development will include a 3-storey public library, to house the owners extensive private collection of literature. An art-of-the-state conference centre, 1075 seat theatre, some extra gallery spaces, an extremely expensive health spa. New jetties for the fleet of ferries, a new outdoor stage and bars.
Gallagher Jeffs has been engaged to drive the project from concept through to final project completion. Following on from the management of the tender, evaluation and award process Gallagher Jeffs will then proceed to perform the duties of project manager and superintendent during the construction period, making sure the MONA concept and design intent as well as Motown’s design & fit out project costs and timing are managed in line with the development budget and programme.
The application to Glenorchy Council was submitted at the end of 2017, and the project is currently under rezoning review.