Client: Westpac Group
Duration: Oct 2015 - Present
Services: Project Management
St George House, Kogarah
St George House in Kogarah has been well frequented by our project management team since Westpac Group engaged BRS for client-side project management services for major refurbishments of the existing metro site, such as overseeing the upgrades of an on-site child care facility to increase the capacity from 40 to 75 children which underwent three stages of works including renovating 700 square metres of landscape / playground space. BRS was also involved in the initial stages of the upgrades to the Premier Street entrance and shading to the expansive glass atrium.
BRS Project Managers are now servicing Westpac Group to facilitate the refurbishment of over 50 existing bathrooms and provide a drying room facility for gym users and cyclists. BRS was engaged to take the project from design to completion. The refurbishments included upgrades to ceilings, joinery, replacement of fixtures and fittings, tile replacement and sustainability upgrades aimed at electricity and water usage, to bring the building up to current day standards.
A priority of the client, and a major challenge for programming the works, was the requirement to ensure operations across the approximately 30,000sq.m site that accommodates up to 3000 Technology, Call Centre and Innovation staff, continued with minimal disruption. In response to this requirement, works were schedule to occur out of normal working hours, in a staged manner to ensure a minimum number of bathrooms were available in each department at all times causing the least amount of disruption for staff while works are underway.
The design and staging of the refurbishments meant that no certifying authority approvals were required. Construction is progressing well, with time and budget requirements being maintained. Scheduled completion is September 2017.
Barker Ryan Stewart’s team of professionals can provide client-side project management services to suit the needs of local government, developers and property owners in the Sydney, Central Coast, and Hunter regions. Head over to our Project Management page to find out more or Contact Us directly to arrange to chat to one of our Project Managers about your project.