Horsham Rural City Council

Project Type

Fit-out

Contract

Lump Sum

Client

Horsham Rural City Council – HRCC

HRCC Employs passionate locals that are invested in their jobs and Community. It was evident from the first Pre-Construction meeting with all stakeholders the investment their employees had not only for the Community but also the building itself. With some stakeholders being second generation employees, they shared knowledge and history of the building which helped understand the client’s intention. Black Sheep were able to communicate and collaborate with the key stakeholders to understand the intended outcome and deliver the right outcome.

A challenge for the project was that the documentation excluded final finishes. This was to be finalised in collaboration with the builder and the key stakeholders. Black Sheep can collaborate and workshop design problems and budget restraints to find solutions that are acceptable to all key stakeholders. In this case Black Sheep managed to deliver the project and the stakeholders their desired finish and layout within budget without variation to the tendered contract sum.

Black Sheep set an onsite construction date with 6 weeks to complete all preliminary orders and design. Together through workshopping, collaboration and the planning Black Sheep were able to reduce the impact to the facility and the time onsite. Project works included the rectification to the finish floor levels.
After a site survey was undertaken, we were able to build up the floor areas that required rectification.

The new wrap around reception was constructed of a polished composite stone with a higher than usual bench height that was a requirement from front of house employees to keep an eye-to-eye level height when conversing with customers.
Private Meeting room with integrated security means council can restrict customer entry at the touch of a button. The original Hard Wood glazed partitions of the past where integrated and replicated for a seamless addition.

Highlights

Measured planning led to a considerable reduction to the impact on the facilities services and contact hours.

Challenges

Limited documentation with final finishes excluded from the plans. Navigation of mandated lockdowns and site restrictions due to government pandemic policy.