UQ Buildings 67 & 69 (Early Works, Stage 1 and Stage 2)
Comprehensive building renovations and internal fit-outs for two prominent buildings on the St. Lucia campus
The original project scope encompassed the fit-out of Levels 2 and 5 in Building 69, with the opportunity to also undertake major refurbishment works in Buildings 67 and 69 in a further two stages. This involved internal fit-out of floors and upgrades to external facades. The works included:
- Stage 1: Internal fit-out and replacement of windows/aluminium sunhoods on levels 1, 2, and 3 in Building 67, as well as Level 1 in Building 69.
- Full refurbishment of the existing fire stairs (STR1) on the southern side of building 67 to comply with current codes.
- Stage 2: Internal fit-out of Level 7 in Building 67, and Levels 6, 7, and 8 in Building 69, along with replacement of windows/aluminium sunhoods on the remaining facades of both buildings. External surfaces were also cleaned and repainted.
- Replacement of full-height glazed curtain walls in the link bridge that connects the buildings, and installation of a new external stair connecting Levels 6 and 7 in Building 69.
The construction was carried out in a challenging environment due to the busy, live student campus with heavy foot traffic and occupied floor levels. Buildcorp, drawing on their experience from working on the campus previously, developed methodologies in consultation with university stakeholders to address these challenges. External access equipment was segregated with exclusion zones, physical barriers, and signage to ensure safety. Demolition works were conducted at night to minimise noise, vibration, and dust impact on building occupants. Shared lift access with the public during the fit-out required lift protection, signage, and barricading to redirect public movement within the building. Overall, Buildcorp took measures to ensure the safety and convenience of students and staff during the construction process
The University of Queensland
Design Nest / Architectus