AUGUST 2015: Staff and residents of Parramatta City Council (PCC) are enjoying vibrant new temporary offices and a library after Buildcorp delivered a relocation and fit-out program in just 11 weeks. The PCC offices and library have moved to make way for the redevelopment of Parramatta Square and the new temporary facilities provide a central location to continue the delivery of Council and Library programs until a permanent home is ready within the Parramatta Square development.
Buildcorp created 8,000m2 of new facilities over four stages and worked to a tight delivery schedule that included ongoing design development and a detailed relocation process to prepare and move Council resources.
The new PCC offices are located over eight floors and include workstations for approximately 500 staff, a customer service centre and the Council Chancellor’s floor with the Mayor’s office and boardrooms. The new library facility covers three floors and offers areas dedicated to training, public computers, study and meeting rooms, as well as the book displays.
In order to meet the timeframe, the team maximised their time onsite and undertook a rigorous subcontractor selection process. Utilising double shifts and weekend work, we were able to keep to schedule. The relocation process was undertaken outside of business hours with the help of a specialist consultant to minimise the impact on staff and services.
Subcontractors were selected based on their proven track record and ability to collaborate with other trades to work towards the common goals of the project. We used creative thinking to find new ways to phase the contractor works to help improve time efficiency. For example, the partitioner’s work was moved forward to close out walls prior to the completion of electrical rough-in work, which enabled the finishing trades to start earlier. This made the process quicker and more efficient and still achieved a high quality product.
Visit the project summary here for a gallery of the finished project images.