The City of Perth’s has an objective to re-establish Forrest Place as the premier civic space by creating a safe and stimulating environment for people to use at all times of the day. The city has been redeveloping the space in stages with NS Projects being appointed for the recently completed stage, stage 3B.
Stage 3B included the construction of an interactive water sculpture, new alfresco and seating areas, extension to the existing stage and the re-waterproofing and paving of the area. In addition to this there is soft landscaping including the relocation and installation of nine mature Chinese Elm trees from Roe Street in Northbridge.
NS Projects provided project management and superintendency services including management of statutory approvals and compliance reports, tender assessment, management of the works, stakeholder liaison and contract administration. Following the successful completion and opening of the project in November 2012, NS Projects worked with the City of Perth to effectively handover the asset to its various internal departments.
There were a significant number of latent conditions discovered including non-compliant services, waterproofing issues and defective structural slabs. NS Projects worked in a collaborative manner with the client, design team and contractor to ensure these items were addressed in a prompt manner, keeping the works on programme and budget.