Project Manager: Wayne Coburn
Contract Administrator: Shiva Makam
Site Manager: John Hanger
Civil works to construct access and site area for the placement of two two-storey modular apartments buildings for the carers for the boarding students. This difficult site was extremely tight and required the use of gabion walls to create roadways in order to allow access to a small level area on a generally sloping site. Streetbuild installed cantilevered suspended slabs for car parking, and due to the proximity to the harbour, we installed a filtered stormwater system. The services also had to be brought in for the modular apartments.
In Addition to the Gabion walls, block retaining walls were constructed to retain the upper road level. Two hundred metres of hand-rail were installed to facilitate pedestrian access to the houses. Car parking was created down at the entrance to the house site.
Other components to our work was cobblestone paving of car parking spaces, paved pathways to the cottages, concrete pathways connecting the school to the new cottages, and substantial external lighting.
These houses offer onsite accommodation for staff to look after the boarding students and utilises an area of the school that was not considered suitable for anything more than some small gardens. It is now an attractive and notable addition to the Kincoppal School.
Highlights of the job: Working every day with a sensational view of Sydney Harbour, but more importantly transforming a section of the school into something that people would not have thought possible.
Difficulties encountered: The challenging excavation work, difficulty in removing materials from a live school, and there being no separate access to the site.
Our client was very happy with the end result and certainly when you look at the before and after photos the transformation is amazing.