ADFA Redevelopment

The redevelopment of existing university campus including a new 1200 seat auditorium, 300 seat lecture theatre, sports centre, refurbished mess (kitchen & servery), teaching spaces and working accommodation. Richard Crookes Constructions is required to undertake works on existing facilities and infrastructure that require the refurbishment, upgrading, modification or extension of the existing facilities to meet ADFA’s operational and support capabilities for the next 20 years.

All buildings being built are within a confined working university campus and as such construction vibration and noise is a major consideration.
We ensure that the works are undertaken with minimal impact and disruption to normal ADFA operations and other activities. Our extensive experience working in operating Defence environments has provided us with proven methodologies to minimise disruption and maximise safety. Some key strategies include:

  • Keeping work areas (sites) well contained, highly organised, and well managed
  • Well co-ordinated and tightly controlled construction personnel movements, access, monitoring, storage logistics and traffic management
  • Construction activities will be co-ordinated within each work area through pro-active consultation
  • Communication and coordination with ADFA personnel will ensure OH&S procedures and practices are established, coordinated and maintained – we view this as a key to project safety.

Designated subcontractor parking plans have been developed, to minimise disturbance to ADFA. Site and pedestrian management plans have been developed through strategic planning, providing safe and efficient work sites which enable maximum access for ADFA around the grounds.

Client: Aust Dept of Defence
Architect: Rice Daubney Architects
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Campbell, ACT
Value: $99m
Completion date: March 2015

Single LEAP, Phase 2

This project involves the construction of 360 single accommodation units across 4 bases, HMAS Albatross Nowra (170), RAAF Base Wagga Wagga (50) Kapooka Army Barracks (90), Albury Wodonga Miltary Area South Bandiana, VIC (50).

Client: Department of Defence / Plenary Group Pty Ltd
Architect: Woods Bagot
Delivery Form: PPP
Location: Nowra, Wagga Wagga, Kapookam Albury-Wadonga
Value: $114m
Completion date: September 2013

ADFA Living In Accommodation

Refurbishment of 12 existing cadet living-in-accommodation (LIA) blocks each providing accommodation for 48 cadets. Refurbishment works are required to ensure Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Defence Manual of Fire Protection Engineering (MFPE) compliance and improve levels of Ecological Sustainable Development (ESD) for Green Building Requirements (GBR) and energy efficiency policy objectives.

Client: Aust Dept of Defence
Architect: Rice Daubney Architects
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Campbell, ACT
Value: $28m
Completion date: August 2013

Singleton Redevelopment, Stage 1

Construction of increased facilities, including additional working accommodation, training facilities, and associated infrastructure upgrades. Scope includes 8 x new buildings, 2 x extensions to existing buildings and an extension to existing car park and associated works.

Client: Aust Dept of Defence
Architect: S2F Architecture
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Singleton, NSW
Value: $36m
Completion date: January 2012

Multi-role Helicopter 90 Facility (MRH 90)

The MRH 90 Facility was the construction of a new Squadron at HMAS Albatross in Nowra. Works involved a multi-level office style building for working accommodation for defence operational needs, an aircraft maintenance hangar and storage “hangarettes” in a high bay industrial style area, single level battery workshops requiring specialised finishes and services, and upgrade of aircraft pavements, car parking and road layouts. The project also included the demolition of the existing buildings. The works were carried out in an operational Defence base requiring strict security and access control and environmental management to ensure no Foreign Object Damage (FOD) and no interference to ongoing base operations.

Works involved the removal of 4,300 tonnes of asbestos and management of in-ground contamination. The redesign of various elements of the building and external works required careful management of the delivery programme and implementation of a progressive scheduling procedure to mitigate delays and ensure appropriate consideration of latent conditions incurred.

The successful completion of this important project for our core client Department of Defence has resulted in repeat opportunities for our company.

Client: Aust Dept of Defence
Architect: GHD
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Nowra, NSW
Value: $36.5 m
Completion date: March 2011