Case Study

PCYC Refurbishment Project Kensington

Police Community Youth Centre - Project and Cost Management

Project Overview

Allied Projects provided Project and Cost Management services for the State Government funded, $10 million Infrastructure Upgrade Program for the WA Police and Community Youth Centres.

The three-year programme involved the refurbishment of 8 metropolitan and regional community centres and included major refurbishment works in excess of $1 million in value for a number of centres. The works included extensive asbestos removal, major internal fit-outs, structural repairs, major extensions and landscaping.

Allied Projects provided a fully comprehensive project management service, including inspection and scoping of works; design and design management; procurement of contractors and suppliers; construction management and reporting; commercial management and project controls.

Allied Projects role in the Kensington PCYC Project is expanded below:

Allied Project's role

The Kensington PCYC building was constructed in 1972 and contained extensive asbestos in the building roof and eaves. The Town of Victoria contributed funds toward removal of all asbestos from the building including the main roof to the indoor basketball court, which required structural modifications to the steel truss roof.

A compliant disabled toilet was constructed from space utilized from an existing change room and the existing male and female toilets were completely refurbished with new sanitary fixtures, fittings, tiling and compact laminate partitioning.

The external areas were made good with remediated paving to multiple areas along with landscaping, remediation of an existing storage shed and extension of an existing workshop. 

A new compliant electrical distribution board was designed and installed along with a replacement of all light fittings with LED type lights.

Treat and paint of the entire building was completed along with new floor coverings throughout. Existing had wood flooring was sanded and varnished to the entrance, hallway and classrooms.

The rear childcare building required new external hard stand, patio, land scaping and repairs to internal plaster board walls. 

The total cost of the refurbishment work was completed for just over $1m. The construction commenced in May 2016 and the opening ceremony was undertaken February 2017.