Albert Facey House

Project Description

The Albert Facey Office fit-out was part of the Government Office Accommodation Program. The works involved demolition of the existing fit-out from the ground to the seventh floor and the construction of a new functional and modern working environment for multi-tenanted government departments.  The base building was upgraded to achieve BCA compliance and to provide end of trip facilities.

The project also involved external façade refurbishment which included demolition of an existing external walkway at first floor level. The remaining steel work was utilised to support a new glazed canopy along the southern façade.

Our Role

NS Projects was appointed project manager in 2010. The role included consultant team leadership, management of the design process, contract procurement, contract administration and assuming the role of superintendent’s representative.

Challenges Overcome

  • The design of a multi-tenanted space which maintained the integrity of secure areas. This facilitated the occupation of multiple government departments including the Ombudsman, Auditor General, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services and Office of the Information Commissioner.
  • Manage the various latent conditions that arose from the building refurbishment.
  • Manage the phased handover of floors and part occupancy of the building while at all times maintaining a secure and safe environment for occupants of the building.

Project Details

  • Name: Albert Facey House
  • Type: Government
  • Client: Department of Finance BMW
  • Date: 2010 to 2012
  • Role: Project Manager
  • Value: $35 million

Key Outcomes

  • A high-quality, functional and visually attractive working environment has been achieved within the required project time frame and on budget.
  • Refurbishing an existing building to achieve compliance with latest BCA requirements including an overhaul of the main plant.