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Mission makeover

29 Oct 2019

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By Neil Edwards AM - Mission to Seafarers Victoria Chairman

The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) building complex is undergoing its biggest makeover since opening in 1917.

The main hall has new flooring throughout, replacing the century-old boards with new timbers, and new carpet to replace the patchwork of carpets worn threadbare by the feet of tens of thousands of seafarers and visitors over the past decade or two.

The walls and window frames have been freshly painted, retaining their heritage colours, and with care for the detail of Walter Butler’s design.

The most visible part of the makeover is happening now. Scaffolding is up and has made its way around the building complex so that all of the render can be repaired, and the paintwork refreshed in graffiti-resistant paint in heritage colours.

All of the interior works were completed in time for the recent 2019 ANL Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition, and for the busy round of functions, theatrical performances and live music events that community and corporate groups hold in the run-up to Christmas.

It’s our pleasure to show off the Mission’s fresh interiors and newly installed bar – we’re open 10am-10pm every day of the year and we look forward to welcoming you.

 

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