TAFE Pimlico Early Works
Corner Hugh Street and Fulham Road, Pimlico
Queensland Government – Department of Housing and Public Works
TAFE Pimlico underwent a multimillion-dollar upgrade to revitalise the campus. The focus of the upgrade was to modernise the learning areas and equipment for students studying hair and beauty, nursing, visual arts and hospitality facilities, as well as general teaching spaces.
Appointed as Principal Contractor, Hansen Constructions NQ’s project team were responsible for the delivery civil construction works in preparation of the building site for D Block expansion.
Works comprised construction of new roadway works to Townsville City Council standards to permit sub-division of site areas to suit TAFE Pimlico Redevelopment Works. Sequencing of works required establishment of temporary accessible carparking, drop off areas, carpark signage and wayfinding signage to provide direct access to D Block northern entrance to suit D Block expansion. The southern entry awing was demolished following completion of initial access/egress works to the north of D Block. Modifications to the existing carpark entrance to the north of D Block preceded construction of civil and services works for the roadway with staged delivery of the temporary and final turn-around (cul-de-sac) facility. An existing carpark to the south of D Block was amended and regraded, trees removed or protected and services amended. An existing illuminated signage pylon was relocated to Hugh Street adjacent D Block, with associated electrical and communications connections installed. The building base was then subsequently prepared in readiness for D Block expansion.
Hansen Constructions NQ worked closely with the Superintendent and the Client to resolve a number of complex external issues identified during construction which resulted in significant time delays. Hansen Constructions NQ did not exercise any contractual opportunities for delay costs, instead working in partnership to find cost effective and practical solutions. Further Hansen Constructions NQ delivered works in a staged delivery, often re-scheduling and delaying works where required to minimise impacts on users of this operating educational facility.