Aranda Childcare Centre
Projex were engaged as a Lump Sum building contractor to construct a new 880m2 childcare centre located in Aranda. The building layout catered to various play & cot rooms, staff preparation, programming room, director’s office, and a new commercial kitchen & laundry. Externally, the works comprised of new landscape areas, incorporating natural timber play elements, sandpits, and planting beds. The works also required a new carpark, waste enclosure, and various storage sheds.
A key challenge for the project was encountered on commencement of the project, identifying significant issues with infrastructure design involving a large number of easements impacting the installation of underground services. This required extensive coordination with design teams & utility providers to find a suitable resolution in a prompt and efficient manner. Further issues were encountered with protected trees being located in close proximity to the building, prompting a re-design of the building footprint. Projex successfully coordinated this process and mitigated any issues associated with the programme.
Further challenges also included a strict program, requiring delivery of the project no later than mid-January 2020 to ensure the operators had sufficient time to transition into the new childcare facility. Projex progressively worked through acceleration options in coordination with TSA & Hewlett Property Group throughout the project to expedite the construction programme. Projex successfully obtained a certificate of occupancy in late December 2019, 3 weeks ahead of program.
- Client TSA / Hewlett Property Group
- Architect/Referee Oztal Architects
- Project Value $2.8M
- Delivery Model Lump Sum
- Project Sector Retail
- Duration 8 Months