ClientBanyule City Council
LocationSomerset Drive, Viewbank
Project ManagerJohn Dibben
DatesOctober 2019 – April 2020
Principal ConsultantCassisi Architects
Delivery MethodFixed Lump Sum
An extension and upgrade of the Banyule Flats Sporting Pavilion to support the evolution and growth of sport in the area.
Works included demolition of the existing Hall’s slab and building strip-out, an extension by adding a hall, with new amenities, storage and kitchen facilities, then the project was closed out with civil works entailing external concrete apron paving and landscaping.
The team initially discovered buried asbestos during slab excavation works, extensive concrete cancer on existing columns and sewer connection points not located per as-built documentation, however, these latent conditions were overcome in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner that kept the project on track to the original completion date. Indeed, with excellent resource management and programme initiatives the team completed the works 5 weeks early.
The Banyule Flats Reserve is heavily utilised by sporting teams, so all works were managed to ensure cricket and soccer teams had ongoing safe use of their grounds, as well as the general public’s recreational and leisure activities. The site team also liaised cooperatively with Council’s civil contractor undertaking concurrent adjacent car park and road works.