ARM Architecture is working with the City of Gold Coast to transform the former Surfers Paradise Transit Centre into a major music and events centre.
In late August, City of Gold Coast Councillors voted to progress the proposal for the council-owned asset to detailed concept and analysis phase.
The brief called for an adaptive reuse of the transit centre into a venue that would cater for national touring bands, connecting into the capital city circuit. It’ll also be a Town Hall for the Gold Coast, a space the city currently lacks.
The venue would fit upwards of 2,500 patrons for live music, cabaret shows, banquets and other corporate events. The space could also be used for art workshops, music studios, education, civic events and community-focused co-working spaces.
ARM’s early concepts contemplate the following features:
- Venue with a maximum capacity of 2800 pax
- Wrap around mezzanine balcony on three sides with 400 standing capacity and with 200 tiered seats to the rear.
- Entrance lobby and lobby facilities at the eastern end along Beach Road.
- F+B spaces
- Separate rooftop venue.
- Back of house and loading zone.
- Provision of a significant outdoor garden for outdoor festival mode activations, and food and beverage offerings.