Springvale City Hall

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City of Greater Dandenong
Springvale City Hall was built in the 1960s and has undergone various refurbishments.  The Hall is utilised as both a private and public function centre. Currently, the centre is used for the delivery of vaccine inoculations to presentation nights for public/private stakeholders. This meant that the works needed to be programmed in a way that allowed for the facility to stay operational during the program. To do achieve this we incorporated public protection measures that enable the works to continue safely and without disruption to the facility.

The City of Greater Dandenong has a particular set of guidelines that encourages “choose local first” as a part of their social procurement policy. Black Sheep as the main contractor was able to meet these requirements through the letting of contracts and the implementation of procedures. In addition, all works were carried out under strict COVID Government restrictions through the implementation of our COVID policies and contingency plans all of which can be used in the future on new projects.

The head contract works included the removal of all 204 seating panels, floor restoration works to the existing specialty flooring and a complete renewal of the Balcony seating and flooring was undertaken.

The chairs were 60 years of age and required a certain craftsman to undertake the works and Reupholstering and furniture restoration is a diminishing art. Through Black Sheep’s qualified vetting processes the most suitable contractor could be engaged. The works took a certain degree of collaboration and understanding to deliver the restoration. Black Sheep are equipped and experienced to handle difficult problems and come to the solution that satisfies the end-user and client.

Highlights

Due to well established relationships with our local trades we were able to collaborate and orchestrate a well-timed plan to minimise any delay to a very short delivery time of 4 weeks.

Challenges

Short project deli very timeframe, navigating lockdown and facility operating hours as the Hall was operating as a Vaccination Hub during the works. This presented challenges of Public and staff safety that with careful planning were managed without incident.