Case Study

PCYC Refurbishment Project Midland

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 Midland PCYC Project is expanded below:

Allied Project's role

The Midland PCYC building was constructed in 1959 and contained extensive asbestos in the building eaves along with foundation settlement issues in multiple locations of the building causing cracking of the brickwork. 

Asbestos was made safe and sealed rather than removal due to budget restrictions with engineer details being followed to stitch cracked brickwork using helifix bars. Ceilings were replaced in the ablutions and kitchen with new suspended ceilings installed in the office, training room and activity room. 

The original front entrance had been boarded up and was disused requiring a completely new front entrance and reception area to be designed and constructed along with heritage approval from Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA). 

A compliant disabled toilet was constructed using space at the end of the plumbing duct and the existing male and female toilets were completely refurbished with new concrete floor, sanitary pipe, sanitary fixtures, fittings, tiling and compact laminate partitioning.

The existing domestic kitchen was extended with walls removed and fully refurbished to be a compliant commercial kitchen including new appliances, stainless steel fit out and external grease trap.

The external areas were made good with new paving and remediated paving to multiple areas along with landscaping and install of external solar pole lighting, new storage shed and extension of an existing workshop.  

Part of an existing storeroom was converted to an air-conditioned comms room with new compliant electrical distribution board designed and installed along with a complete re-wire of the entire building back to the new comms room. A building wide security and CCTV security system and replacement of all light fittings with LED type lights was also completed.

Treat and paint of the entire building was completed along with new floor covering throughout including new polished had wood floor to the indoor basketball court.

The total cost of the refurbishment work was completed for almost $1.5m. The construction commenced in May 2016 and the opening ceremony undertaken in February 2017.