South Wing: The project involved the building of 2 new amenities areas with 4 cubicles to each area and the refurbishment of the existing 2 disabled amenities in the common area. This included the running of new services inclusive of sewer as there had never been the provision for the amenities previously.
The project also had involved the demolition of the existing 1400m2 tenancy and the extensive refit of the tenancy with floor finishes, partitions and ceilings, joinery, tiling, wall linings, operable walls, workstations, glazing, painting, signage, window finishes and all services including; Mechanical, Electrical, Fire wet and dry, Security, Audio Visual, and Hydraulic. The project was carried out in an occupied environment with the building still operating at full capacity.
The complexity of this project was the timeframe in which we had to carry it out with there being no lead time into the project which ensured that all works were carried out to the finest detail to ensure that the joinery and other critical items could be manufactured whilst walls were being built.
The critical element in the project was obviously the workstations and operable walls, but more importantly was the building of the amenity areas as they were the vital areas for the set out, with the hydraulics and the tiling having to be completed before the rest of the fitout could commence with the finishing trades and floor finishes.
|Area:||South 1400m², East 660m²|
|Client:||Logan City Council|
|Rep:||IA Group (Interiors Australia)|
|Date:||South – November 2012, East – February 2013|
|Duration:||South 4 Weeks, East 5 Weeks|
The project was handed over in 4 weeks on time and on budget with high quality finishes.
East Wing: The East wing consisted of the fitout and refurbishment of a 660m2 tenancy. The works consisted of demolition, new fire rated walls, partitions and ceilings, glazing, floor finishes, joinery, workstations, painting, window finishes, and all services including; Mechanical, Electrical, Fire wet and dry, Security, and Hydraulic. The project was carried out in an occupied environment with the building still operating at full capacity.
The complexity in this project was once again the timing, with the order being issued 2 days before Christmas break we had to exhaust every avenue to ensure that all trades had adequate manpower to commence the project on December 28.
The other issue that we had was that the mayor and all the councilors were situated directly above the site thus ensuring that no noisy works were carried out whilst they were present. The Removal of half of a tilt slab panel that spanned 4 floors was also quite complex and involved the advise and supervision of a structural engineer whilst the panel was being cut out and removed. The panel also backed onto the buildings communications frame and cabling.
The project was handed over on time and on budget with a high level of finishes which left the client impressed with the quick turnaround and our ability to achieve such a good result with minimal notice to commence.