This work comprised a major fit out of an existing vacant space built in advance for this project. The space was divided into 4 function rooms with operable walls capable of creating rooms of varying sizes. The space incorporated a stage, preparation kitchen, bar area, toilets and change rooms, extensive audio visual, lighting and mechanical to cater for up to 700 seated patrons (1000 in theatre style).
A new service lift was installed along with an access corridor in the basement from the main kitchen to the new service lift.
Due to the close proximity to an adjacent apartment block the design was subject to very strict sound rating of the external walls and roof. In order for the Club to operate the area with bands and entertainers, a sound rating of 65 STC was required. This very high level required the construction of double walls lined with high level acoustic insulation. The existing roof had to be insulated double lined underneath as well. The decorative ceiling below was also insulated and lined to provide further sound protection.
Nominated in the 2009 MBA Excellence in Building Awards in the category of Commercial and Retail Fit Outs over $3m.
Existing carpet tiles in the building would curl up on humid days. The project involved removing these carpet tiles and preparing the floor for vinyl sheeting in high wear areas such as corridors and carpet rolls in office spaces.
The works were carried out in stages while the building was occupied to allow for the full use of the building during the remedial works by naval personnel.
Refurbishment of the mess hall and sanitary facilities. Works included the demolition of the sunken internal slabs, construction of new footings and slabs, and internal fitout incorporating new timber and tiled flooring, new joinery units, new toilets and bathroom accessories, wall tiling and internal painting works. The external works comprised of new concrete pavements and turfing.
This project consisted of a complete refurbishment to the 30 year old bar area at the Club. The main shell of the bar was to remain but the bar top, bulkhead, bar front, ceilings, beverage display joinery were all redesigned and replaced. The ceiling tiles and exposed timber beams in front of the bar and adjacent members lounge were also removed and replaced with a new ceiling grid and tiles including 40 downlights. A dynamic feature of the bar was the inclusion of two laminated columns and display panel that disguised the beverage dispensers and associated piping from the view of the Club’s patrons.
The Client requested that the bar remain operational at all times during construction. Project Coordination worked closely with the Club and devised a programme to refurbish the bar in two halves to ensure the bar remained functional. The majority of the works were also undertaken early in the morning prior to the bar becoming busy.
The scope of works on the project consisted of the construction of a new suspended linkway between buildings, along with new garden beds and outdoor seating area.
Refurbishment of existing classrooms to new chemical laboratory, offices and incubation space on ground level at the University of Wollongong. The scope of works included new electrical and hydraulic services, joinery plus extensive air-conditioning and fume extraction systems were incorporated into the building. The roof plant area was extended to accommodate the exhausts.
The project involved the construction of a new full perimeter security fence. The work also incorporated upgrades to access controls (both pedestrian and vehicular). Maintaining the appearance of the fence was of a high priority given its prominence within the Parliamentary Triangle.
The works required the Company to produce all shop drawings in-house as well as design the stepped-levels progressively on site.
Nominated at the 2005 MBA Excellence in Building Awards.
The project consisted of the construction of a new administration building for the Black Mountain Library, including refurbishment to part of the existing building. Considerable services were present under the building site which had to be carefully located. The structure and other services were built around these existing services.
Additionally, the project required a high level of exposed concrete finish to match the existing services.
Motorised external blinds were used to make the building more energy efficient.
The initial brief called for the refurbishment of the Queen’s Terrace Café in Parliament House and later included the complete refurbishment of the adjacent kitchen in the scope of works. The first stage was to carry out a detailed re-design of the Café area to make it more user-friendly and in keeping with the current trends elsewhere. The refurbishment required the complete removal of the old servery, floor and wall finishes, selected areas of ceilings, mechanical, electrical, fire, food preparation and security equipment.
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Nominated at the 2005 MBA Excellence in Building Awards.
The National Museum Administration Building had previously been used as the Maternity Unit for the Royal Canberra Hospital and then as the ACT Hospice. It contained a number of heritage features that had to be retained and was the only major building on Acton Peninsula not demolished in the 1997 implosion of the Hospital. The works included the complete refurbishment of the building internally as well as the provision of new services and BCA compliance.
As the existing building was not air-conditioned, it was necessary to substantially alter the roof support systems to cater for new ductwork and mechanical plant. The Company’s in-house Mechanical Engineer worked closely with the Consultants and Mechanical Contractor to find the most optimum solution.