National Archives of Australia

Building refurbishment
6 weeks
Kuttner Collins Mechanical Engineers, JHA Electrical Engineers, Project Techniques Architects
Lump sum contract

Rork was engaged to construct two standalone steel framed acoustic recording studios and associated machine operation room. A further studio/machine room for the digitisation of film within another section and we also upgraded the acoustic wall panels throughout and altered a secure accessed doorway to comply with DDA access requirements all whilst the building was fully operational.

Due to the high acoustic sensitivity of the rooms, Rork ensured extremely high standards of construction were enforced so that the rooms were fit for purpose and met all of the client’s needs for converting old and considered somewhat national treasure reels of film into digital copies. As well as the rooms themselves there was also a lot of behind the scenes works regarding mechanical, electrical, fibre and data upgrades that ensure an optimum working environment was provided for the conversion of these irreplaceable treasures.

As an Indigenous business, we proudly acknowledge that this project was completed on the traditional lands of the Darug Nation.