Construction Updates

HELLO Fitzroy Street, surrounding neighbours and community

The Victorian Pride Centre Board is excited to announce the commencement of building works at 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, the chosen site of Australia’s first Pride Centre.

During the time that demolition and construction is being undertaken, we will endeavour to ensure that everything is carried out to make the process as neighbour friendly as we can.

We will be working closely with Hansen Yuncken over the life of the project to ensure the Pride Centre is delivered on time.

We are aware that inconvenience may be caused at different points during the build and apologise in advance. Rest assured that we will do everything possible to minimise the impact of works on the neighbourhood.

We will post regular updates here on works completed and works in progress – check back or join our eUpdate for notification of new updates by subscribing here.

Key Contact Details

For general queries regarding: All construction management works, including road closures and amenity issues.

Project Management


Phone: 03 9831 6500

Updates on building works

Below you can view updates from our builders Hansen Yuncken and other news items related to building Pride.

Building Update – The Only Way is Up!

Our motto for 2021 (and In the words of Yazz’ 80’s gay anthem) the only way is up! After a much needed break for everyone, fitting out the Pride Centre continues. Since last month’s building update, the footpath on Fitzroy street frontage has now been reinstalled and work on the front entry continues, timber panelling […]

Building Update – Making our New Home Liveable

Image: Abstract construction photo of some of the Pride Centres arches with windows in place taken by Anne Papadakis in November 2020.

Building Update – Almost water tight!

With Stage 4 restrictions easing in metro Melbourne this month, construction on site increased to 85% which has seen the centre buzzing with contractors. Some of the more detailed work is underway now with ammenities being tiled and looking trendy. Window glazing, electrical and mechanical fit outs, terrace membrane arch installation, and plasterboard lining all […]

Drone footage of pride centre roof with flagpole flying the rainbow pride flag

Building Update – The LOVE Crane is Down!

After 6 weeks in hard lockdown and construction much slower than usual, progress continues. Witnessing the LOVE crane being dissembled was another milestone for us here at the Pride Centre. This means all large, external works are now complete and the main focus is now to fit out the centre internally. The famous flagpole has […]

Building Update – Stage 4 Slowdown

Stage 4 Lockdown came as a necessary measure to keep our community safe, but like most other industries that were still operational it had significant impacts on the overall day to day construction and fit out of the centre. Construction was permitted to continue with only 25% of the usual bodies on site and working […]

Building Update – Formwork has been removed

After celebrating “Topping out” Last month where the builders completed the external structure of the Pride Centre, things continue to progress against many odds. The formwork (Scaffolding) has been removed throughout the building and remains only around the 3rd floor atrium area. This has enabled some of our tenants to see their spaces for the […]

Building Update – Topping Out

The structure of the building is taking shape with the concrete slab for the rooftop complete and precast panels now in place. The concrete pour on the rooftop core was completed on Monday morning. Scaffolding throughout the building is starting to be removed which is opening up the space and allowing closer views of the […]

Building Update – Looking like a centre to be proud of!

The builders at Hansen and Yuncken have been working tirelessly to reach our goal of opening the centre this year and it’s looking promising. The level 2 concrete slab has been installed and concrete precast panels are also being installed on level 2. We’ve almost reached the top floor and level 3 slab will commence […]

Building Update – Taking Shape

The building team at Hansen Yuncken started back for the new year on January 13th 2020. The site works were slightly impacted during the first week by the bushfires, with poor and hazardous air quality. We acknowledge there has been an impact from the bushfires in our regional communities and it was heart-warming to see […]