Buildcorp transformed AMP Capital’s (AMPC) 3 Thomas Holt Drive commercial building in Sydney’s Macquarie Park by upgrading and strengthening the entire building façade, with minimal impact on tenant Foxtel’s live operations. Early design strategy, smart construction methodologies and considered tenant engagement were key to the successful delivery of the refurbishment project which progressed over a 10 month program.
In 2014, Buildcorp successfully completed an upgrade of AMPC’s larger asset at 1 Thomas Holt Drive and was awarded the 3 Thomas Holt Drive project (part of AMPC’s wider plan to modernise the entire Business Park) after a successful Early Contractor Involvement period. During this phase the team challenged and solved the design, construction methodology and tenant management strategy of the proposed refurbishment.
The program consisted of three stages, inside and outside of the building, and included: comprehensive remedial façade upgrade works, the upgrade of the building’s Central Plant that had reached its end of life, three floors of make-good and upgrade, lobby upgrade, end-of-trip facilities and landscaping. The outcomes of the refurbishment gave the building a new and longer lease of life, as the façade repair and upgrade fixed areas in need of water tightness and structural integrity.
The impact on tenant Foxtel’s operations, which included a live broadcasting studio, was kept to a minimum through clever construction methodology and careful program management, including:
Throughout this process, Buildcorp achieved zero safety incidents across more than 600 sub-contractors, hundreds of Foxtel staff and over 150,000 work hours. The safety focus was reinforced through education, regular audits and careful management of the high risk activities.