Background

The upgrade at Mount Gambier TAFE has been part of a broader roll-out of upgrades within TAFE SA statewide. With the number of TAFE students within the South East, University SA and Flinders within the region, there was a need to upgrade the multi-use building to incorporate new and updated student, teacher and general public facilities.

Project Detail/s

The project is a multi-level refurbishment of the main 25-year-old, 2-story building and we were engaged to complete the following areas:

– Hair and beauty

– Library/community

– GLA rooms

– Kitchen and playgroup

– Computer GLAs

– Aged care / nursing

– Quiet spaces

– Faculty facilities

Construction Detail/s

– Demolition of internal shell

– New services incorporated into the existing building, with a large mechanical focus

– Internal fitout works incorporating all trade facets

– Structural steel / concrete works incorporated into existing building

– Plant room works

Challenges

– Short Time frame

– Working with an existing building with Major Leaks

– Existing services linked to an outdated BMS System

– Working on a staged project while the Facility was still in operation

Outcomes

Overall, the project outcomes were very positive, with the following key items identified:

– Project completed to high quality standard

– Client very happy with the final finish

– Additional issues with the existing building identified and rectified, meaning less maintenance costs into the future

Team

Bryce Allen – Estimator

Stuart Allen – Construction Manager

Carlin McNeil – Project Manager

Michael Morton – Site Manager

Carlin McNeil – Contract Manager

Rob Hann – HSE Officer

Hair & Beauty wing

Aged Care /Nursing wing

General Learning Areas