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Shenton College Stage 2

WA - Australia

Cockram’s WA division was recently awarded the $34M Shenton College Stage 2 project for the Government of WA – Building Management & Works division. JCY Architects were engaged as the Lead Consultant by the Department of Education. The project aims to provide facilities for 1000 senior school students and will comprise the construction of new buildings, alterations and additions to existing buildings, external works, landscaping, site services, car parking and roadworks.

The scope includes demolition of existing developments on the site and the construction on new works within specific sequences and separable portions. The new buildings will be located on the western side of the campus, nestled between the Shenton Bushland Reserve and the heritage-listed former Lemnos Hospital buildings.

QUT Refectory Refurbishment – C Block

QLD - Australia

The Queensland University of Technology C Block is located within the Kelvin Grove Campus. The C Block refurbishment involved Level 3 of the building in order to make it a destination retail precinct for the upper campus. The project included creating spaces for exciting and revitalised mix of food and beverage operators, a new bookshop and a modern and updated dining area. The in-depth consultation process was key to the success of the project, requiring a strong level of coordination with the facility staff in order to maintain access to the site while working in a building that was still occupied. The biggest challenge faced was the tight project time with teams working through the holidays to ensure that practical completion was reached before University was due to commence back in early 2016. This was completed successfully without delay, even with a 20% client initiated increase to scope.

Wesley College Moubray Street Project

Vic - Australia

The Moubray Street Project included the refurbishment of the Menzies Wing and Adamson Hall, and construction of a new Music and Performing Arts Centre. The project included a staged handover and was carried out while normal operations continued on campus.

Winner – Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2014 Commercial Buildings $20M – $30M

Box Hill Institute Integrated Technology Hub

Vic - Australia

An educational building comprising 4 levels for a total GFA of 6000sqm. The project included construction of the base building, integrated fitout, link structure, access road, and all external works (hardscape and softscape). The building now accommodates 70 staff and 514 students. The project was an initiative of the Australian Government, conducted as part of the Education Investment Fund.
Winner – Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2014 Commercial Buildings $30M-$80M

International School of Tianjin Phase 2

Tianjin, China

A 20,000m2 extension to the existing school campus in Tianjin. The new facility includes the elementary and secondary education areas including a 470 Seat Theater, Class Rooms, Science Labs, Library, Muli-Media Rooms, IT Rooms, Music Rooms (Acoustically Formed), Teacher & Student Lounges and New Utility Rooms.

Kolbe Catholic College

WA - Australia

The Kolbe Catholic College involves the refurbishment, extension and new build works to the existing Catholic College at Dowling St, Rockingham, WA. Works include demolition of existing hardcourts, trees, fencing and the like to prepare the North East corner of the site for works, and 4 new classrooms, seminar room, staff facility, senior lounge facility, amenities and a central access area.

University of Canberra and OCHRE Health – Bruce GP Super Clinic

ACT – Australia

Cockram in conjunction with SKM-S2F, have been engaged to undertake the full design and construct of the Student Led Clinics and OCHRE Health GP Super Clinic.

The project is a joint venture between the University of Canberra (UC) and OCHRE Health and will be built with funding from the Australian Government’s GP Super Clinics Program through the Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA), the clinical Training Funding Program through Health Workforce Australia (HWA) and UC.

The new building will provide four levels with a GFA of 1200m² and will deliver general practice and specialist medical services, medical support services and health service training facilities.

Deakin University Regional Community Health Hub (REACH)

VIC - Australia

A new 4-level building and associated external works at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus.  The building comprises clinical research, clinical skills, bio-mechanical and teaching laboratories for allied heath disciplines as well as administration space and a 250-seat Lecture Theatre.  This building compliments the Deakin University Medical School and in particular the Shared Laboratories project recently completed by Cockram and consolidates the Medical Precinct on the Waurn Ponds campus to be one of the largest Medical Teaching Facilities outside of a capital city.

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Hammond Park Primary School

WA - Australia

Construction of the Hammond Park Primary School for the Department of Education.  The school will be located in the growing suburb of Hammond Park, south of Perth. The project consists of the construction of four Teaching Blocks, Administration Centre, Library, Canteen/Covered Assembly, Hardcourts and Oval, Staff and Visitor Parking. The use of a distinctive motif in face brickwork will provide the school its own unique identity.

Deakin University AFFRIC Buildings 'nj' and 'nk'

Vic Australia

The project comprised of two buildings: one occupied by the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM) the other by the CSIRO. Both buildings are PC2 capable. VCAMM occupy the building known as ‘nj Building’. This building delivers 2,771 sqm (GFA) and is the first carbon fibre pilot line operated by a university in the world.

Challenger Institute of Technology

WA - Australia

The Challenger Institute of Technology – Rockingham Campus project involved the addition of multiple new buildings on a greenfield site as well as an internal strip and refurbishment of existing buildings. The new building works including Blocks T, U, V include covered walkways, roads, carparks and landscaping. In addition to the new buildings there is also a significant amount of refurbishment and extension works to existing facilities including involving the removal of hazardous materials. The project was carried out whilst the general campus in full operation.

Sunshine Hospital Western Centre for Health Research and Education and Radiotherapy Centre

VIC - Australia

The $70M-plus redevelopment of the Sunshine Hospital involved the construction of the new Western Centre for Health Research and Education and 2700m2 single storey Radiotherapy Building, undertaken whilst sections of the existing hospital remained operational.  A high level of coordination was vital to ensure that our presence on site did not impact upon the operational areas of the hospital.

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University of Newcastle – Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER)

NSW - Australia

Located at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus, the NIER facility is a state-of-the-art research space. The 2,100m² two storey building incorporates research laboratories, offices, breakout spaces, storage areas, display areas, plant room, lifts and associated amenities.

Completed using a design and construct GC21 contract, the design allowed for a flexible and adaptive space that displays high levels of energy efficiency, access, serviceability, safety and security. It has the capacity to build additional laboratory space into the future. The site services infrastructure incorporates a new central thermal plant building to accommodate a central thermal plant area for the generation of heating and chilling water, and ancillaries required for site reticulation.

University of Newcastle – Medical Sciences Building West (MSB)

NSW - Australia

The four storey facility at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus involved the construction of a new anatomy & cadaver storage building which adjoins the existing Medical Services Building (MSB) and includes teaching and laboratory facilities.

The scope of works included a pharmacy teaching laboratory and hearse receipt loading area for cadaver delivery lift and waste storage areas; teaching laboratories, preparation and cold rooms, entry foyer and amenities; main teaching area, wash down and storage areas, dissection room and cadaver storage; plant space, resource display area, separate offices and amenities, storage areas and additional cadaver storage. This level also incorporates the University of Newcastle’s Body Donation Programs. The project was completed using a GC21 contract with a design development component.

University of Canberra - Laboratory Project

NSW - Australia

The project scope for the new laboratory facility at the University of Canberra includes the construction of a 4 storey building comprising:
– undercroft cycle/carparking space with potential Tutorial & Teaching facilities
– 1st floor – Mega Laboratory – a teaching laboratory with support facilities
– 2nd floor – Pharmaceutical Science & Pharma Laboratory – teaching laboratory with support facilities
– 3rd floor – Research laboratory with support facilities.
The facade to the building is dominated by vertical brick banding – the building has full/partial height vertically fixed metal fins to the east facade.
The project is aspiring to a 5 star green star.

University of Sydney - Concord Clinical Education Centre

NSW - Australia

The $8.7M project works which are being undertaken for the University of Sydney will be constructed in the live operational Concord Hospital Precinct.
The project works for this new facility designed by Suters Architects include the demolition of the existing building K26. On completion of the demolition, a new building will commence and comprise of 2 floors with office and teaching facilities, wet and dry laboratories and lecture theatres.
Some external works are included in the project scope and consist of landscaping and the re-diversion of existing services.

University of Sydney - Centre for Carbon Water and Food

NSW - Australia

Due for completion in October 2012, the project involves the construction of a new 3-storey building containing offices, laboratories and meeting facilities. Project works include:
Level 1 – an initial preparation room, biogeochemistry laboratory, plant preparation laboratory, soil preparation, incubator room, store room, 2 cold rooms & 2 freezer rooms. This level also includes a dry laboratory, wet laboratory, analytical laboratories, image analysis & microscope room, plant physiology laboratory, balance room & bulk storage.
Level 2 – contains office space & amenities and a total of 32 academic offices are provided on the second level.
Level 3 – contains an accessible concrete roof, and an open roof area of 230 sq m. The western end of the building at level 3 would be used to provide general services such as amenities, staff kitchen, information technology services room & store room.

Charles Sturt University - National Wine and Grape Industry Centre

NSW - Australia

The NWGIC is located on the grounds of Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga Campus.
Designed by DesignInc Architecture, the project works include the part refurbishment and additions of two existing buildings and the construction of a new three-storey laboratory building (including roof plant-room area) to provide for additional research laboratory space, functional staff and education areas and a larger cellar door facility for CSU wines and cheeses.
The Services within the facility include: Level 1 – Cellar, Lounge Room, Wine Store, Office, Wet Areas; Level 2 – Shell Structure Only; Level 3 – Radiation Room, Office, Calibration Room, 4x PC2 Lab Rooms, Wet Areas, Cool-Room, Freezer Room; Level 4 – Plant Room & Attic Level.

University of Ballarat Science and Engineering Precinct

Vic Australia

Construction of a new facility for undergraduate and post graduate courses and research in occupational health and safety, Environmental Management, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, Geology, Civil Engineering and Structures, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry and Food Science and Technology as well as housing Administration and the Head of School.

Applecross Senior High School Redevelopment

Applecross, WA - Australia

The Applecross Senior High School Redevelopment project consists of the construction of a new building and the refurbishment of existing facilities. The school was built in 1958 and is heritage listed. The project was staged over 6 separable portions. One of the biggest challenges of the project was ensuring that the school staff/students are not impacted in their day to day activities. The school staff and students were moved around progressively to accommodate the construction stages.

Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership

Vic Australia

Restoration and fitout of a double storey heritage listed 1880’s building in North Melbourne. New building at rear, comprising of under ground lecture theatre, ground level amphitheatre, and teaching lounge.

Winner – Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2012 Construction of Commercial Buildings $15M – $20M
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Clinical School, Education & Research Centre

NSW - Australia

Located within the Blacktown Hospital precinct, Cockram Construction delivered the Blacktown Clinical School, Education and Research Centre Project whilst the adjoining Blacktown Hospital remained fully operational. The project, constructed for The University of Western Sydney and Sydney West Area Health Service, has a new three-storey building including clinical trial areas, wet labs, dry labs, lecture theatres, student overnight accommodation, library and other associated staff amenities. The complete fitout of laboratories and administration areas including offices and workstations is also included in the project works. The building, designed by McConnell Smith Johnson, has a complex and impressive facade which is a combination of glass, decorative timber, stone and tile works. This is the second project Cockram has undertaken with the University of Western Sydney.

Sydney Institute of Marine Science

NSW - Australia

Project works involved the refurbishment of a number of existing heritage buildings. Some of the buildings were refurbished into PC2 laboratories including installation of temperature control rooms and a sea water reticulation system.
– Building 2 – AV system installation
– Building 11 – wet lab & temperature control room’s installation.
– Building 19 – demolition of most internal walls including asbestos removal, new mezzanine structure & roof framing, new roofing, new walls & finishes through-out, new exterior deck, new internal stairs, new external ramp & stairs, new rainwater plumbing system, solar panel hot water & general electrical service upgrade.
– Building 21- New external deck access & AV refurbishment
– Building 22 – demolition & general refurbishment of PC2 labs
– Building 23 – demolition & general refurbishment of PC2 labs

The facility for SIMS is partnered with Macquarie University, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and The University of Technology Sydney.

Levels 6 & 8 Refurbishment, Chemistry Building, University of Queensland

QLD - Australia

The University of Queensland Chemistry Building Project involved the complete demolition and refurbishment of Levels 6 and Level 8 and also related works to other areas of this existing and operational building. Level 6 will be used predominately as laboratory space and Level 8 will be a combination of laboratory, office and student breakout areas.
The functions of the existing areas made it a high risk work environment. Level 5 is a teaching laboratory that is used during the semester and Level 7 is a commercial research laboratory with security requirements and constant production commitments to external clients.

To complicate the project further, access and egress were restricted to particular building hours and noisy works, such as concrete drilling, was undertaken early of a morning to ensure minimal disruption to the building occupants.

The building is known to contain asbestos and contaminated fume exhaust pipes from years of past operation. The demolition process was the first construction task in a line of complex, calculated and deliberate activities that were required to be completed in order to achieve a successful handover of this project.

Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland

Queensland - Australia

The Centre for Advanced Imaging is a highly advanced medical imaging facility which will include a cyclotron unit, used to generate radioactive isotopes for medical imaging equipment. The new structure is being built on the University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus, and will also include several magnetic resonance imaging units, a full floor of PC2 laboratories, associated teaching and academic spaces and related facilities.
It is the only facility of its type in Australia, one of only a handful in the world and once completed will house a powerful MRI system that is more than twice as strong as any other MRI system currently available in the Southern Hemisphere.

The project includes the extensive refurbishment of the adjoining Gehrmann Building and also the chillers on the nearby Ritchie Building.

This highly advanced project requires specialist construction skills, given the very high operational standards required for cyclotrons and MRI installations. Cockram Construction’s prior experience with cyclotron and advanced medical imaging projects, plus our commitment to deliver a highly skilled project team, were instrumental in reinforcing our reputation as one of a small number of contractors capable of delivering a project of this nature.

Learning Innovation Building, University of Queensland

Queensland - Australia

The Learning Innovation Building, designed by Richard Kirk Architect, will co-locate multiple teaching, learning and innovation based centres and institutes.
This new building is centrally located within the campus, and features Class II coloured concrete and an innovative louvre façade system. Focussing on the delivery of advanced learning technologies, the structure has a gross floor area of 2400 square metres over four levels, with associated external works.

The building was constructed within an operating university environment, and is adjacent to highly sensitive seismic facilities in the Richards Building, posing a number of construction challenges.

PC3 Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Auckland

Auckland - New Zealand

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences refurbishment at The University of Auckland comprises of 3 buildings, approximately 800sqm per floor, linked via a common ‘spine’ at each of the 6 levels per building. Cockram Construction were engaged to deliver a specialised component of this refurbishment in the form of 100 square metres of PC3 laboratories in Building 502.
When complete, the faculty will accommodate Integrative Physiology, Sensory Physiology, Infection and Immunology with PC3 facility, Bone and Reproduction, Pharmacy and Pharmacology and the ‘Liggins’ Cancer Institute.
The construction took place with a second (main) local contractor delivering the bulk of building refurbishment and required close cooperation amongst the delivery teams.

As with most University projects, the project also had to be delivered within an operating educational environment.

Cockram’s prior experience in these types of projects has resulted in a considerable degree of knowledge transfer, particularly given this was the University’s first PC3 laboratory.

Ravenswood School for Girls - Mabel Fidler Building

NSW - Australia

The new Mabel Fidler building located at Ravenswood School for Girls in Gordon, will replace the current resource centre (library) and will provide a new main entry point to the rest of the campus. The new four-storey building incorporates a junior and secondary resource centre, study and relaxation space for senior students, new classrooms, seminar spaces, reception/welcoming area and improved access to the campus. The facility will provide an important transition space for students as they move on to tertiary level education. The Mabel Fidler Building designed by Bligh Voller Nield Architecture and Project Managed by Sandrick Project Directions, will also provide the opportunity to develop a management plan for reducing energy consumption and implement an ecologically sensitive landscaping strategy with the aim of re-using rainwater.
2012 Winner – Sir John Sulman Medal for Public Architecture

Common Teaching Facility

NSW - Australia

Located on the Main Campus at the University of Wollongong, the project involves a new three level common teaching building (B24) which will be linked to existing building (B19). Alterations and additions to the Ground floor of the B19 building will provide a language centre approximately 370m². This is the fourth project Cockram have been awarded with the University of Wollongong, of which three projects are currently under construction on the Main Campus.

SMART Infrastructure Facility

NSW - Australia

The SMART Infrastructure Facility project team have successfully handed over our fifth project for The University of Wollongong. The $35.2 M Construction Management project commenced in April 2009 and was constructed on the main campus of the University concurrently with the recently completed Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. The gross floor area is approximately 12,000m² which consists of a four storey concrete structure including a detailed façade system, external brickwork, structural steel components and three link bridges to connect to neighbouring buildings. Internally, the ground floor will resemble a large open area for manufacturing, research and teaching – features include’ overhead gantry facilities and a ‘Strong Floor. The upper levels include specialised research facilities, teaching laboratories, collective research spaces, lecture theatres and teaching spaces to assist with research in transport modelling, supply chains and monitoring and analysis of infrastructure. The SMART Infrastructure Facility has been designed to meet a 4 star green star rating and includes detailed services, solar panels, low VOC content through internal finishes, day-light monitoring, skylights and open-able windows.

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

Queensland - Australia

This project involves a complex and staged handover of a number of areas within the existing operations of the IHBI Building at QUT’s Kelvin Grove Campus. The project includes:
· Reconstruction of the two PC3 Laboratory spaces and associated airlocks on Level 7

· Associated mechanical plant installations on Level 8 (roof level)

· Consequential works in PC2 Laboratory spaces on Level 6

· Associated works in two PC2 Laboratory spaces on Level 4 and

Construction access for equipment and materials delivery and storage to Levels 2 and 3

RMIT Building 13

VIC – Australia

Demolition, refurbishment and new structure and remediation works to the existing two storey building and also to the four storey Ethel Margaret building. The final outcome comprises approximately 5000m2 of new floor space for the RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law.

Cancer Biology Imaging Facility, Institute of Molecular Bioscience University of Queensland

Queensland - Australia

The Institute for Molecular Bioscience is a world-class research institute located at The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. The IMB’s mission is to decipher the information contained in the genes, proteins and molecules of humans, animals and plants.

Cockram Construction was chosen as the contractor to deliver a new imaging centre within level 6 of the Bioscience Precinct. The works were carried out within a fully operational laboratory facility. These works included:
A new imaging Centre in the north block which is within an operational physical containment level 2 (PC2) certified office of gene technology, regulator (OGTR) and AS2243.3 microbiology laboratory. The project was funded via a $2.5 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) and has been used to establish a world-class imaging centre. The grant will make the ACRF Dynamic Biology Imaging Facility the most advanced imaging research facility in the southern hemisphere. It will allow researchers to study the progression of cancer cells and their interactions with healthy cells.
The imaging centre laboratory walls were built within a PC2 lab environment in which air conditioning systems, service systems and fire & OHS safety systems continued to operate, therefore dust minimization during the project was paramount to avoid any contamination of adjacent workspaces.
The existing ceiling space was to be maintained in a clean state as it was a return air plenum.

PC3 Laboratory James Cook University School of Veterinary Science

Queensland - Australia

The School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at James Cook University’s research into immunology, pathogens and epidemiology demanded more contemporary laboratory facilities, particularly a new and larger PC3 laboratory. The project took place in an operating research environment with
users above and below the level on which the lab was constructed. Not one complaint was received from other building users during construction, and the lab users were delighted with the finished project.
A new plant room to provide services infrastructure for the PC3 lab was built externally and all wall and ceiling penetrations were minimised to achieve the nil air leak status.

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute

NSW - Australia

At approximately 6500 m², IHMRI was designed as a modern interpretation of the existing campus buildings. Internally the building comprises of the following:
Ground level – storage rooms, switchroom, auditorium with dedicated plantroom, and carpark. Levels 1 to 3 – clinical trial rooms, laboratories including a PC3 Laboratory on level 3, support areas including instrument rooms & constant temperature rooms, clinical & staff work areas, administration areas including offices, meeting rooms, staff rooms, utility rooms & amenities. Level 4 plant areas – separate air handling & fume exhaust plantrooms, externally mounted air cooled chillers & solar panels for hot water supply.
The IHMRI Building has incorporated a number of environmentally friendly design ideas. These include solar hot potable water, a rainwater harvest tank system for re-use for amenities & landscaping, motion sensor lighting, fresh air make-up mechanical system, curtain wall glazing, low VOC paint, re-use of brick pavers & light poles & preservation of the majority of existing trees.

University of Qld, Goddard Building, TERN & Insectary PC2 & PC3 Labs

Queensland - Australia

Cockram Construction were contracted by the University of Queensland to complete the full strip out and demolition of the pre-existing fit-out and services to Level 1 of the Goddard Building, making way for the new fit-out which included the installation of new PC3 & PC2 laboratories, office space and work areas.
The Cockram Construction team brought to the job their depth of experience in constructing PC2 and PC3 laboratories and associated works, and worked closely with the design team to ensure the successful results which were achieved in the final compliance testing.
In addition to the complexity of constructing PC2 & PC3 laboratories, the project had to be delivered within a fully operating university environment. This required a diligent focus on the safety of students, staff and other visitors to the building, by ourselves as contractors but also all subcontractors on the job. Pedestrian and traffic management was handled with minimal interruption to other occupants of the building and surrounding areas.
The quality of built result, the more than satisfactory compliance testing of the PC2 and PC3 labs, plus the management of the operational environmental all contributed to the high level of satisfaction reported by the University of Queensland as client.

Monash University STRIP, Stage 2

VIC – Australia

The Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct project consists of two four-storey rectangular buildings totalling 17000m2, joined by a central circulation core. The buildings accommodate PC2 laboratories and an animal research level with a higher level of containment to the general laboratories.
The structure is a combination of precast concrete columns and walls, post tensioned suspended concrete slabs and structural steel framing to roof and plant room. The buildings are clad in a curtain wall system of glass, aluminium and composite metal cladding including sun shades. The fitout consists of offices, highly sophisticated laboratory and support spaces, used as a research and teaching facility.



MLC Junior School

NSW - Australia

The MLC School project involved the construction of a new three-storey concrete building and associated sports fields. The structure is post-tensioned concrete with a structural steel framed roof. The façade system is a combination of full height sliding and awning window sections with composite aluminium panels. The internal fitout is made up of blockwall wet areas, framed plasterboard walls and ceiling and acoustic treated operable walls. A feature of the construction is the dramatic lift shaft of structural steel, clad with glass. The building incorporates state-of-the-art, including audio visual facilities and a hydraulic system that uses stored rainwater drained off the roof structure. The works also include a sports court area amongst extensive landscaping.

South West TAFE Redevelopment

VIC – Australia

The South West TAFE Redevelopment project comprised construction of a new three level building in the central business district. The building comprises teaching areas, administration areas, student support and a large conference facility that provides extensive audio visual remote conferencing facilities. As the adjoining buildings are Heritage listed the design intent of this new building was to provide a juxtaposition and as such the building is of a modern appearance. The construction of the façade required exact construction tolerances to ensure the geometry, and resulting appearance of the façade reflected the design intent.

St Vincent’s Surgical Education Centre

VIC - Australia

Refurbishment of level 3 of the Healy Building to create a Surgical Education Centre. The facility also includes state of the art training laboratories and support and administration areas. This project led to three other projects in the hospital, carried out while normal operations continued, totalling approx $10M.

Awards-2007 MBAV Special Commendation

University of Sydney - Building F, Brain and Mind Research Institute

NSW - Australia

Building F is an extension of the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) in Building G at The University of Sydney which was refurbished and fitted out by Hooker Cockram in 2006. The works at Building F involved high quality laboratory research and clinical consultation fitout works to levels 1, 4 and 5. The project also involved some base building systems upgrades including rooftop and adjacent car park plant works.

Buildings G & H, Brain and Mind Research Institute


The project works for The University of Sydney initially involved the refurbishment and fit out of Levels 2 and 3 of Building G, the refurbishment and fit out of Building H (approximately 1900m2), the installation of additional building services in the attic of Building H and roof top services plant to the main building.  After commencing the works, Cockram were approached to refurbish and fit out an additional 1200m2 on Levels 4 and 5 into high-grade laboratories and associated administrative facilities. The works were to be delivered concurrently with original works which effectively doubled the scope.

University of Sydney Arts & Psychology Building


Cockram refurbished the four storey Griffith Taylor Building as well as one level of the Badham Building which comprises of teaching space and academic staff offices for the Arts and Psychology Department. The refurbishment was carried out in a staged manner to suit the occupation dates set by the University. The Badham Building had a heritage component whilst the Griffith Taylor comprised of a complete internal refurbishment and fitout and external façade treatments to the northern building elevation.  Significant design changes were incorporated successfully within the construction delivery whilst the original contract completion date remained the same.

Melbourne Grammar Memorial Hall

VIC - Australia

The Memorial Hall required fitout and installation of a Forestage lift and stage gantry fittings and a retractable auditorium seating arrangement, external cladding and landscaping. The below-ground Music Hall included acoustic panelling and a retractable floor stage, The Basement included change rooms and a storage area.