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Cairns Diversionary Centre

Cairns Diversionary Centre

Project Data

LOCATION
53-59 Lyons Street, Cairns, Far North Queensland

PROJECT TYPE
Commercial

SCOPE OF WORKS
Renovation, Demolition, Upgrades, New Build, Staged Works

CONTRACT
Design and Construct

Client
Department of Energy & Public Works - QBuild

VALUE
$3.2 Million

OVERVIEW

In conjunction with QBuild and Anglicare North Queensland, WIP Construction was engaged to design and construct a new wing for the Cairns Diversionary Centre which supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People who are at risk of being taken into custody for intoxication offences as an alternative to the Cairns Watch- house.
The build required the design and construction of a new reception, meeting rooms, staff amenities and kitchen, laundry, dormitories, and associated facilities, including outdoor communal areas, access ramps and carpark up- grades.
Extensive renovations of the existing facilities were also completed, including waiting rooms, reception and refit of kitchen and staff rooms.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Difficulties: As the diversionary centre was still occupied, careful considerations had to be made to allow for the operation and coming and going of clients and staff. During renovations, access to the existing areas was limited and required careful planning and notifications to staff. Special attention for the health of our employees and subcontractors was taken into consideration due to the recent Covid 19 pandemic. All staff were asked to stay at home or sent home from the morning toolbox meetings if they felt ill to limit spread sickness to vulnerable people.
  • Outcomes: With careful planning and consistent communication and notifications, most obstacles were overcome. Defects were attended to towards completion in the manner QBuild are accustomed, using there own procedures. Considering the complexities of the works in an operating facility, WIP Construction are very proud of the outcome. The client was very happy with the level of finish and the professionalism of our staff and subcontractors, and the overall project management.

Project Data

LOCATION
53-59 Lyons Street, Cairns, Far North Queensland

PROJECT TYPE
Commercial

SCOPE OF WORKS
Renovation, Demolition, Upgrades, New Build, Staged Works

CONTRACT
Design and Construct

Client
Department of Energy & Public Works - QBuild

VALUE
$3.2 Million

OVERVIEW

In conjunction with QBuild and Anglicare North Queensland, WIP Construction was engaged to design and construct a new wing for the Cairns Diversionary Centre which supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People who are at risk of being taken into custody for intoxication offences as an alternative to the Cairns Watch- house.
The build required the design and construction of a new reception, meeting rooms, staff amenities and kitchen, laundry, dormitories, and associated facilities, including outdoor communal areas, access ramps and carpark up- grades.
Extensive renovations of the existing facilities were also completed, including waiting rooms, reception and refit of kitchen and staff rooms.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Difficulties: As the diversionary centre was still occupied, careful considerations had to be made to allow for the operation and coming and going of clients and staff. During renovations, access to the existing areas was limited and required careful planning and notifications to staff. Special attention for the health of our employees and subcontractors was taken into consideration due to the recent Covid 19 pandemic. All staff were asked to stay at home or sent home from the morning toolbox meetings if they felt ill to limit spread sickness to vulnerable people.
  • Outcomes: With careful planning and consistent communication and notifications, most obstacles were overcome. Defects were attended to towards completion in the manner QBuild are accustomed, using there own procedures. Considering the complexities of the works in an operating facility, WIP Construction are very proud of the outcome. The client was very happy with the level of finish and the professionalism of our staff and subcontractors, and the overall project management.
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