This $50M extension and refurbishment project provided an interesting challenge. Works were constrained by the CBD locale and the UNSW had to remain operational.
Hindmarsh worked with the UNSW project team to drive value management through the optimisation of mechanical services. The three (3) galleries and building facade were adjusted to achieve improved design and functionality at no additional cost. The project involved the construction of Building D, the refurbishment of Building F, Building C heritage works and expansion of on-site basement parking facilities.
City of Sydney planning approval was conditional upon all site access and materials handling occurring from the busy city road. Hindmarsh overcame this obstacle by excavating an access “tunnel” beneath one of the existing University buildings to feed the land locked site.
Hindmarsh proactively managed multiple stakeholders and over 80 user groups. Hindmarsh conducted monthly Community Liaison Committee meetings and maintained open communication with the local community at all times.
Temporary traffic management segregation was implemented to manage construction, college and community activities. The scheduling of intrusive construction activities were extremely critical and managed in a collaborative manner.