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7 Bay St, Southport

The Brief

We were approached by Adco Constructions on behalf of the client RJH Holdings to tender for their Bay Street, Foyer upgrade.

The client was looking to tender the project with the successful tenderer being appointed as the Principal Contractor to carry out the foyer upgrade which included seeking structural engineering advice and a certified design (Form 15) for awning structural steel adjustments incorporating skylight, core holes through suspended slabs, topping slab design, use of plant and equipment on the suspended slab.

The Principal Contractor was also to be responsible for certification and deliverables which involved engaging McKenzie Consulting Group as the project certifier. We were required to provide security into the building where the building was unattended (afterhours) for the duration the entry foyer was unsecured.

The brief also required integration of lighting and auto sliding door to the building BMS (Building Management System ). Critical to the project was the requirement for staging of the works during construction to maintain building access and egress (including fire egress) at all times of the construction.

Scope of Works
  • Demolition
  • Staging of Works
  • Building Security during construction
  • WH&S
  • Mechanical
  • Hydraulics
  • Lighting
  • Power & Data
  • Feature Aluminium Batten Screens
  • Ceilings & Partitions & Feature Bulkheads
  • Auto entry doors and glazing
  • Joinery
  • Vinyl Flooring
  • Café tenancy fit out.
  • Café storeroom D&C construction and fit out.
  • Waterproofing & Bedding
  • Travertine tiling
  • Stair Nosing &Tactiles
  • Handrails
  • Skylights
  • Structural Steel alterations
  • Venetian Plaster
  • Vitec feature timber seating
  • Hebel blockwork
  • Rendered blockwork.
  • Feature aluminium wall and roof cladding.
  • Concrete cutting
  • Painting
  • Line marking
  • Concrete works
Project Highlights

The end result of this foyer upgrade was a total transformation from what was a very unassuming dark and dated building foyer to what is now a very modern, light filled and airy welcoming entry foyer with café that provides a special and unique ambience to the front of the building for those tenants working in the building and for those passing by or visiting the building for the first time.

Managing access and egress to the building during the construction and upgrade of the main entry foyer was a challenge as well as managing WH&S not only for the contractor’s working on site but for all the staff and visitors passing through the foyer daily. We are please to note that there was no disruption or unforeseen incidents of any nature during the overall 6 month refurbishment process.

“My Personal experience with Keith Walker and Witbrook Projects has been a fantastic working relationship, I have worked with Keith on two of my employer’s projects and I have referred him personally as a mark of how I value and trust his experience/ honesty and knowledge in this industry. He is very easy to work with and can manage the process from the planning process to the finished handover. His work ethic and professionalism and his ability to project manage people have always been done in a manner where great outcomes are achieved for all parties involved. I would certainly have no hesitations in recommending him personally to any future client or company to manage their project. Keith and his on-site team completed our project through the tail end of the pandemic and also supply chain disruptions which Witbrook handled with clear communications and expected timeframes, overall Witbrook has done an amazing job to a high standard of finish. ”