WEST END DELIVERED ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET
Ranbury was engaged by the Department of Education (DOE), for the West End State School – Redevelopment Stage 1 Project, to provide Project management services, Superintendent and Superintendents representative services. The works have included the delivery of a three-storey classroom and library building to respond to the increasing enrolment demand which is being driven by development growth in West End.
Through cooperation with the school and Contractor the challenge to complete the multi-phased works including demolition, air-conditioning to the heritage controlled A Block and major refurbishment to the pool plus amenities was met. Significant effort and re-programming was undertaken to ensure the facilities were progressively handed over to meet the schools demands for the start of each term in 2017. As an example this involved decanting the library 3 times, once was into a temporary facility on the Oval. Ranbury successfully managed these constantly changing priorities and significant extra Scope to ensure that the impact on the school’s daily operation was kept to a minimum.
The project’s success has been in the main attributable to the positive working relationships between the key stakeholders including West End State School, the Department of Education, Ranbury, the Contractor ADCO Constructions and the Principal Consultant Thomson Adsett.
The works were successfully handed over to the school in advance of the commencement of the 2018 school year.
Ranbury, as Project Manager, led an effective project team who addressed the many challenges presented including the delivery of brownfield works within a constrained inner-city school, infrastructure services capability issues, and development adjacent heritage-listed buildings.