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Project background

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 176 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 13 restaurants & bars.

Scope of services

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 project has recently received approval for revised zoning under a Specific Area Plan (SAP), subsequently the Development Application is currently under review with Glenorchy Council.

In terms of design, Design Development is due for completion in September 2019, with formal trade pricing following under an ECI engagement with Multiplex in 2020.




$400 million