Cabramatta High School, Stage 1

Cabramatta High School, Stage 1

Client: The Minister for Commerce
Architect: EJE Architecture
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Cabramatta, NSW
Value: $10.7 m
Completion date: December 2012

This project is the construction of four new teaching blocks used for staff facilities, materials workshops, kitchens, trade training centre & visual arts rooms. The Cabramatta High School remained operational during the constructions works. Our site team applied their knowledge and experience from other educational projects at Cabramatta.

Sydney Medical School, Nepean

Sydney Medical School, Nepean

Client: The University Of Sydney
Architect: EJE Architecture
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Kingswood, NSW
Value: $15.4 m
Completion date: February 2012

Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) was awarded the D&C lump sum Contract for the construction of the Sydney Medical School project in December 2010 after a competitive tender process. Works commenced on site shortly after award date. The Sydney Medical School Project was the construction of a new teaching facility for the University of Sydney. The project comprises one level underground parking (for 27 cars) and three levels of office and educational facilities. Level 1 comprises ultrasound rooms, consulting rooms, research and education pods. Level 2 includes tutorial rooms, clinical skills laboratories, computer rooms, a 90 seat lecture theatre and administration facilities for Educators.

Level 3 houses the executive offices , academic offices, meeting rooms and research education pods.

External services reticulation included a 500kva substation, water main amplification and a multiple optic fibre communications/Data link with Nepean Hospital.

The basement was constructed using various systems such as soldier piles, shotcrete walls and corefilled blockwork in addition to reinforced concrete lift and stair cores.

The above-ground structure utilised the performance benefits of post tensioned

suspended concrete slabs which were supported by a combination of Dincel wall system, precast concrete, reinforced concrete columns and core-filled blockwork. The lift core was constructed from precast concrete panels to achieve a natural concrete finish as required.

The key feature of this project was its complex facade. The challenge for RCC was the co-ordination and detailing between the different facade systems to achieve the best possible result and maintain the integrity of the facade system. The facade included:

  • Sandstone Cladding
  • Terracade Panels
  • Alucabond
  • Aluminium Glazed Curtain Wall
  • Exposed Precast Concrete Panels
  • Aluminium Louvres

RCC achieved the best possible outcome and the project, with its appealing facade, has positively become a recognisable building in Nepean. Typically of most construction projects, there are difficulties encountered along the way. This project is located in the Nepean Hospital precinct. As this is a fully operating hospital environment, all construction activities were carefully planned and co-ordinated to ensure minimal disruption to ongoing hospital operations. Stringent traffic management plans were implemented on the project was located at a busy roundabout intersection. RCC had full-time traffic controllers on site to ensure visitors, patients and hospital staff had full access to hospital carparks at all times.

Bullimbal School for Special Purposes

Bullimbal School for Special Purposes

Client: NSW Dept of Commerce
Architect: NSW Public Works
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Tamworth, NSW
Value: $7.1 m
Completion date: May 2010

Design, development and construction of new school facilities for special purposes. The project includes the construction of a 14 core school with six homebases and a hydrotherapy pool. Our company was involved in a community support program whilst working on this project in Tamworth.

Hunter Institute of TAFE

Hunter Institute of TAFE

Client: NSW Dept of Commerce
Architect: NSW Public Works
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $4.3 m
Completion date: September 2009

Refurbishment of Hair and Beauty block at existing TAFE campus.

Banora Point Stage 2

Banora Point Stage 2

Client: NSW Dept of Commerce
Architect: NSW Public Works
Delivery Form: Detail Design & Construct
Location: Banora Point, NSW
Value: $6.4 m
Completion date: January 2006

Construction of new building for visual arts, materials type 2, fitness and performance, movement complex and outdoor workshop.

Meadowbank TAFE

Meadowbank TAFE (1)

Client: NSW Dept of Commerce
Architect:
Delivery Form: Detail Design & Construct
Location: Meadowbank, NSW
Value: $7.1 m
Completion date: October 2004

The new building consists of three triangular shaped floors providing lecture, seminar, nursing and massage practice rooms, with amenities and teacher’s offices. There is also a bridge from Level 3 to an existing building and the extension of an existing carpark in other grounds of the TAFE campus. Problems Experienced & Solved:

The challenge working in a fully occupied TAFE campus. Project plans and control measures were put in place for smooth programme delivery.

Lightning Ridge Public School

Lightning Ridge Public School

Client: NSW Dept Of Public Works
Architect: EJE Architecture
Delivery Form: Detail Design & Construct
Location: Lightning Ridge, NSW
Value: $8.7 m
Completion date: September 2004

Central School – Stage 2 consisting of single storey library, Art/Science, Gymnasium & Canteen Buildings. Replacing demountable facilities.

TAFE – Stage 1 consisting of single storey teaching building to replace existing demountable facilities.

Great Lakes College

Great Lakes College

Client: NSW Dept Of Public Works
Architect: Collard Group
Delivery Form: Detail Design & Construct
Location: Forster, NSW
Value: $15.1 m
Completion date: January 2003

New high school amenities for Stage 2 of the Great Lakes College were designed and constructed to produce a variety of projects including a multi-purpose hall, playing fields, four new games courts, new carpark, council road, council footpath, landscaping and associated site works and services. This project also includes seven high school buildings consisting of two storey and single storey brick veneer or metal framed and clad construction.

Chifley Senior Campus, Mt Druitt

Chifley Senior Campus, Mt Druitt

Client: Dept of Public Works and Services
Architect: NSW Public Works
Delivery Form: Detail Design & Construct
Location: Mt Druitt, NSW
Value: $14.5 m
Completion date: November 2002

The Design and construction of a new secondary school complex including general purpose learning areas, science, visual, performance arts, fitness, materials and lecture areas, a gymnasium, cafeteria and a support unit for disabled students.