Wellington Shire council engaged FJMT to revitalise the historic precinct known as the Port of Sale into a multi-use cultural and civic hub. Originally designed by Stephenson & Turner as an office building in the late-modern brutalist style, the brief for its alteration encompassed redeveloping the precinct of shared multifunctional spaces and revitalised links to the local port, providing the coastal town with a new cultural and community heart.
Conveniently located in the Heart of Gippsland and in the centre of the City of Sale, the Port of Sale is an unforgettable experience with something for everyone. The project includes a regional Art Gallery with four gallery spaces, a public library, multi-purpose meeting rooms and Art space, Council Chambers and function space. It also offers a Visitor Information centre and a Cafe.
Employed by FJMT & Murchie (now Meinhardt) to assist in the lighting selection for the Port of Sale community building, LPA selected a range of fittings that were aesthetically pleasing to the Architect whilst functionally providing the right lighting levels required by the Engineer.