The Pullman on the Park Hotel is located adjacent to the iconic MCG, with spectacular views of Melbourne. This project entails the complete refurbishment of 419 Guest rooms including the Executive Suites and the William Clarke Suite. In addition, the refurbishment extends across the Lobbies, Corridors and Executive Lounge with an extensive upgrade to perimeter windows and base-build services.
Initially INTREC was engaged by Macroplan on behalf of QM Pegasus (Building Owner), to complete one prototype Guest Room. During this process INTREC worked closely with the entire stakeholder team and consultants to understand the project outcomes, site constraints and owners’ key requirements. This led to INTREC proposing and demonstrating the merits of a true Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process to allow the Owners complete transparency throughout the design process whilst qualifying cost and scope, defining a construction programme that suited the Hotel operations and introduced buildability principles.
The ECI process allowed all stakeholders to be actively involved in the front end of the project with confidence around maintaining the design integrity and providing certainty around Cost, Time and Quality. This project is a huge success on process, being underpinned by an experienced construction delivery partner and over the coming months will continue to demonstrate the merits of engaging a competent contractor at the early stages of a project.
In addition, 2020 is perhaps the most challenging year ever to undertake extensive building works, not to mention overseas procurement. The above model has allowed the project to continue through the COVID-19 restrictions and is currently on schedule for completion mid-late 2021.
This is truly an iconic project that will transform The Pullman on the Park Hotel back to its former glory of a 5 Star luxury Hotel.