Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) – home of the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam Tournament – has unveiled the name of its new function and media centre – CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park.
Located on the south-eastern edge of Melbourne’s CBD, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park is scheduled for completion in late 2021. Event bookings are now open for mid-February 2022 and beyond.
The venue’s architectural design pays homage to the native Australian landscape, while its food menu, curated by Asif Mamun, Executive Chef of Delaware North, will showcase locally sourced seasonal produce and explore collaborations with local Victorian wineries, breweries and distilleries.
Lara Burnes, GM Premier Events & Experiences, said: “We’re looking forward to early 2022 to see our new venue become home to some of Melbourne’s most eventful and marvellous moments.”
Construction on the centre is under way, with the precinct’s surrounding grounds already levelled out, representing the third and final stage of its $972m redevelopment.
The design will include 8.5m high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, a 2,000sqm pillarless ballroom and 800sqm pre-function area.
Across two levels, the upper floor will feature a 250-seat auditorium, with 15 breakout rooms.