University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Client: University of Tasmania (UTAS) Stages 1 & 2 Sector: Educational Facilities Project Size: Refurbishment of five existing buildings Address: Lilyfield, Callan Park Contract Value: $4.67 Million Construction Period: 36 Weeks Architect: ARTAS Architects
Project Summary:UTAS Stage 1 project at Callan Park, Lilyfield in Sydney’s inner west, is a heritage listed site. The project was a live site with the programme coordinated around buildings in occupation with students and faculty. Stage 1 was completed in four programmed stages encompassing all internal fit out refurbishments inclusive to offices, bathrooms, ceilings, floor coverings and an upgrade of all service trades to meet current regulations and Australian standards as well as external remedy works to the façade. All works were completed without compromising the heritage aspect of the building. UTAS Stage 2 is a fit out of a Nursing and Paramedic training facility to replicate a hospital layout. It also included a lecture room with extensive AV which included; custom built lecterns, presentation equipment, air media, conferencing equipment, interactive touchscreen monitors, simulation equipment, hearing loop for hearing impaired. Joinery in UTAS Stage 2 included custom built in joinery, built in nursing lab to identically replicate a hospital environment for training, custom storage and lockers. Ample hoarding, signage, protection and care was a major consideration of the project. The staff working on the floor were impressed with the way the project was handled, keeping noise to a minimum, noisy works outside of hours, cleanliness and level of consideration that was given.
Fisher & Paykel Haier
Client: Fisher & Paykel Haier Sector: Corporate Head Office, Sydney Project Address: 1 Eden Park Drive, Macquarie Park Project Size: 1,200 sq.m Contract Value: $1.25 Million Construction Period: 8 Weeks Architect: Custance Associates
Project Summary:Corporate Interior Projects were nominated for this prestige project by an award winning New Zealand Architect, Custance NZ due to time constraints on the project as well as intricate design. Corporate Interior Project were flown to NZ to inspect Fisher and Paykel’s head office in Auckland to get a feel for what was required in the Australian head office in Macquarie Park, Sydney. The original project construction program was allocated for 12 weeks due to the intricate detail of the design and long lead times on certain material that was to be used. 2 weeks into the construction program we were informed of a mix up on the lease of Fisher and Paykel’s current accommodation. We were asked to expedite the program to be finished in 9 weeks, which left us 7 weeks to complete the works. CIP in conjunction with their sub-contractors pulled out all the stops to ensure this would happen. This project was nominated for an award in the NZ.
Curved Ply Grid CeilingThe curved timber ply ceiling was the main feature of the entire project. The ply had to be flown in from NZ and had to be computer generated prior to manufacturing. It was manufactured in pods to ensure transport and access to building. It was erected like a jigsaw puzzle of approx. 75 pieces. The finished product appeared as one piece, one ceiling.
Transport for NSW – 477 Pitt Street, Sydney
Client: Transport for NSW – 477 Pitt Street, Sydney Sector: Government Project Size: 1,750 sq.m Address: Level 27, 447 Pitt Street, Sydney Contract Value: $900k Construction Period: 5 Weeks Architect: Alicia Doyle Interior Design
CIP was successful with this tender because CIP committed to completing the project in 5 weeks instead of the original 7 weeks. The design was very involved and was inclusive to feature ceilings, pinnable wall fabrics, magnetic white boards – made to measure, feature carpet and vinyl throughout, a fully functional break out area with stone benchtops. It included an accessible bathroom joinery items, all work stations and loose furniture. All services trades, fire, mechanical, hydraulics and electrical and data were all upgraded or modified to suit the new office environment.