Burwood has been identified by the NSW Government as a Major Centre, set to grow significantly in the next 25 years. The Burwood Civic Precinct Redevelopment reflects this planned growth and plays a key role in the council's strategic Future Directions program. The project included design and construction of a new library, commercial and office space, multi-purpose auditorium, underground car parking and a vibrant new civic and cultural square. The challenges of this project include:
blueVisions brought to this role extensive experience of many similar local and state Government projects as well as strong project controls. A quality detailed Master Programme ensured effective risk mitigation and increased client confidence in achieving programme objectives.
Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo
The $34m project was built on site of historical significance. It comprised of two levels and a basement carpark. First level included a fitness centre and multipurpose area, and second level is a 50 m pool, 15m hydrotherapy pool and free form leisure pool. The project incorporated a unique waveform roof and piloti columns. blueVisions assisted Belmadar during the critical concrete structure works of the project, reviewed their contract programme and assisted Belmadar in developing the detailed construction programme for the remaining works. blueVisions was also responsible for undertaking a review of the design and attending site for site inspections.
Sydney Town Hall Upgrade
The Sydney Town Hall Upgrade project was the completion of stage 1 of a five year plan to restore, conserve and protect the 19th century building, bringing the Town Hall into the modern era while retaining its historic charm and respecting its heritage significance. blueVisions also undertook a review of the design and attended site for the site inspections.
The Concourse, Chatswood
The $160m project comprises of 1000 seat concert hall, 500 seat theatre and 5000m2 library. The state-of-the-art facilities also included civic pavilion, studio, retail, cafe and public open space area. blueVisions assisted AW Edwards in developing the contract programme which incorporates an extensive design, procurement and construction activities. blueVisions worked with AW Edwards on monthly basis to update the programme. This included identifying critical delays, activities re-sequencing to mitigate delays, developed detailed shortterm programme to manage critical subcontractors. blueVisions responsibility also involved the provision of design review as well as attending site for site inspections.
QLD Building and Education Revolution
The Building the Education Revolution $16.2 billion (BER) program was the single largest element of the Australian Government's $42 billion Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan. The aim was to modernise schools through the delivery of necessary infrastructure and by doing so, support local jobs and stimulate investment, delivering world-class, 21st century facilities. blueVisions was responsible for the successful role out and award winning of multiple construction and refurbishment projects in fourteen schools throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and rural Queensland. In addition, blueVisions also provided design review and site inspections.
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Austin R Bryan Director 3G Products & Services Hutchison Telecommunications
"blueVisions' leadership inspired confidence across the team and their approach to 2nd round tenders saved Qantas one month on the project and significant cost."
Joy Fuller Qantas
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Robert Long Qantas Development Manager
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Mark Bennett ETD/SCW
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Aldo Cantori Project Director of Leighton Contractors
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Ed Blow Managing Director of Nielsen - Wurster Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
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Malcolm McKenzie Manager of Project Delivery Hutchison Telecoms
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Kevin Hays Senior Project Manager RTA