The Geelong Tech School and Gordon TAFE rejuvenation is a $20m joint venture between the Gordon TAFE and Department of Education and Training to provide a new technical – TECH school as part of the wider statewide rollout. Works were also undertaken to lift of the existing buildings (mainly around the Library, Key Student Services, Entry and Façade) of the current multi-level Gordon TAFE site in Geelong.
TSA started with the preparation of a Project Management Plan outlining the project objectives and outcomes which included design management, stakeholder management, scope management and change control and the coordination of all reporting and inputs from the wider team. TSA also developed a package of works and procurement strategy for builders to satisfy the project objectives. During construction, the team provided contract administration and acted in the role of superintendent.
All demolition and building works were managed within a live, operational environment and required detailed planning and coordination with key stakeholders and contractors to minimise the impact on students and staff within tight programme commitments.
The project was delivered under a Lump Sum Construct only contract with staged handover to meet the clients opening deadlines. The TECH School opened in September 2018 and the Gordon facilities in mid-2019.
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