Australia / Pacific
Metronode Derrimut MEL-2 Expansion Stage 2
The construction of the Metronode at Derrimut included the fitout of ten high density data halls, shell space provision for another two data halls, two Point of Presence (POP) rooms, support technical spaces, offices, amenities, storage spaces, security offices, site wide services infrastructure, external works including road and pathways, car parking, loading dock, perimeter security fencing and landscaping.
ANSTO Security and Main Entry Building
Works included the construction and fit out of a multi level security building, separate stores receivables building and guardhouse, installation of automated security gates, booms and high impact retractable bollards, complex surveillance and security installations, road works and landscaping. The security building for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation contains a public reception area, training rooms, federal police offices, sophisticated security monitoring room and equipment, interview/holding rooms, armoury store and amenities. The project was delivered within an operating environment where continuity of operations and site security was paramount. Integrated site controls and procedures were developed in cooperation with ANSTO representatives.
Hunter Medical Research Institute - New Research Facility
Newcastle, NSW - Australia
Located within the Rankin Park campus adjacent to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, the 16,000 m² building consists of two five-storey wings (east & west) linked together by a two-storey elevated glass entry pod. The partnership development between Hunter Medical Research Institute, Hunter New England Health and The University of Newcastle represents a significant capital investment at the John Hunter Hospital Precinct and shall provide for 450 leading researchers under the one roof. The project consists of the following key features: PC2 laboratories, specific pathogen free zones, clinical trial support unit, animal holding areas (bio resource facility), outdoor semi enclosed recreation and barbeque area for the staff, workstations and generic open plan laboratories, lecture theatre and associated support staff offices and amenities. Construction of a three tiered open deck car-park for 250 vehicles is also part of the construction works to be undertaken.
Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Biosecurity Upgrade Works
NSW - Australia
The $56 million ($43.0M construction) upgrade of biosecurity facilities included the construction of a large new secure laboratory precinct. It will include high-containment certified PC2 and PC3 laboratories for virology, bacteriology, microbiology and molecular biology; refurbishment of existing animal and plant health laboratories, and an upgrade of electrical and safety systems.
Cockram Construction was engaged in an early tender involvement (ETI) process with NSW Public Works which essentially required us to provide feedback on documentation and potential design issues/risks. At this time we identified one of the key issues for the client was the programme and at tender time proposed a temporary PC2 certified laboratory structure to house researchers between moves so as not to disrupt their research. This in turn also cut 12 months off the practical completion date.
Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication
As the main facility of the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication facility, this project links seven university-based nodes to provide researchers and industry access to state of the art fabrication facilities. Based at Monash University Science Research Park, the 3,800m2 building is made up of three main functional pavilions. The research pavilion is one level plus a dedicated mezzanine plant room with trafficable ceiling. The pavilion contains Class 10,000 clean rooms, Class 100 clean rooms, PC2 laboratory, general labs and associated offices and amenities. Cockram was subsequently awarded the Class 100 clean room fitout and we worked closely with the client to ensure minimal disruption to the operation of the newly completed facility. The Class 100 area is of the highest standard of clean room construction.
Winner – Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2011 Industrial Buildings
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CSR Gyprocket Project
VIC – Australia
The CSR Gyprocket Project incorporates the design, fabrication, supply and construction of buildings and associated roadways and laydown for the manufacture of plasterboard.
Awards – 2010 MBAV AWARD WINNER
EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Roche Head Office and Conference Centre
NSW – Australia
The project for Roche Products included the construction and fitout of a multi level commercial building with gross floor area of 4,800sqm, refurbishment of the existing administration building and cafeteria, car parks and modifications to warehousing buildings, complete with complex building and process services installations. Key to the project is the integration of environmentally sustainable initiatives with the design and operation of the facility. The project was delivered in an operating facility. Continuity of the existing operations was paramount thus an integrated operations and construction schedule was developed in cooperation with Roche Products. The site is also a highly secure facility which required project conformance to various security procedures and protocols. Cockram developed special training and induction programs with Roche Products.