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Toowoomba Regional Council Project Management Services – Empire Theatre

Project Number: 7059

Winner: Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards, Downs & Western Division – Tourism & Leisure Facility up to $10 Million as ‘Empire Theatre Refurbishment Stage 1 and 2 Toowomba’

Builder: J Hutchinson Pty LTD T/A Hutchinson Builders

One of our latest projects has been gaining media attention, including a mention in The Chronicle. BEC was commissioned by Toowoomba Regional Council for the provision of hands-on Project Management Services. Our secondment into TRC to assist with the delivery of multiple council projects included the Empire Theatre Refurbishment Works.  The $6.32M program of major maintenance and refurbishment of the iconic Empire Theatre is currently underway and attracting attention. Take a look at some of the projects’ gorgeous photos from the MBQ awards entry below.

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Julia Creek Aerodrome

Project No. 6867

Following a technical inspection in July 2017, Mckinlay Shire Council engaged BEC to design & document pavement rehabilitation & lighting upgrades for the Julia Creek Aerodrome in North West QLD.

The Aerodrome facilitates scheduled commercial flights by Rex Airlines, provides essential deliveries to the region, & accommodates transportation for 3,000 athletes, musicians and bull riders to the infamous annual Dirt’n Dust Festival.

Our design brief included runway, taxiway, and apron pavements, civil drainage and runway lighting. BE Collective was further engaged to offer comprehensive project management & superintendency services throughout construction.

The full 1.4km of stabilised pavement & sealed surface was completed within two weeks, through periods of monsoonal rain and extreme heat well above 40° degrees.

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Darling Heights State School

BE Collective staff provided Project Management services for the Construction phase of the Darling Heights State School project. The project comprised three separate work fronts, with the construction of a new state of the art Music and teaching facility, the extension of an existing prep teaching building and the full refurbishment of an English as a Second Language (ESL) centre.

The Music facility is designed with inclusions such as full acoustic consideration, digital inter connectivity, media production and rehearsal rooms and a ‘green wall’ for video editing. An adjacent awning provides approximately 400m2 of undercover play area for the junior school.

The extension of the Prep building involved the expansion and full refurbishment of the teaching and Administrative spaces.  Works undertaken on the ESL building involved a full refurbishment including finishes and multiple operative walls to enable customisation of the teaching spaces.

Due to the location of the work zones enclosed within the operating school, student safety was paramount to all methodology approaches. This meant maximising works during holiday periods, before and after school and over weekends. Works were complete on program and on budget. (more…)

Myer Centre Redevelopment – Brisbane

BE Collective staff provided Project Management and Contract Administration services for the redevelopment of Myer Centre Brisbane.

The complete refurbishment of Brisbane’s iconic Myer Centre shopping precinct was undertaken in various stages over a period of six years. This involved the renewal of existing retail tenancies to accommodate the construction of a Coles Express, construction of a new eight-cinema complex including associated public areas, food and entertainment tenancies, new floor finishes throughout all public areas, the creation of additional car parking in the old Sizzler tenancy and additional retail space replacing the Sizzler entry stairwell.

Coates Hire Depot – Kingston

BE Collective staff provided Project Management and Contract Administration services for the Design & Construct (D&C) Coates Hire Depot project at Kingston, adjacent to the Logan Motor way. The 60,000 m2 site is comprised of a combination of concrete and earthen hardstands with all stormwater draining to three separate bio-retention basins.

Two separate steel portal framed sheds were constructed to house the administrative functions and also repair workshops, wash bays and storage. Design was carefully managed in accordance with the Logan Council and exacting briefings with the Client, to create a functional fit-for-purpose design and built facility that will cope with expanding capacity over time.