Approach

Project: Foundation Learning (In Progress) Contract: Lump Sum Contract Sum: $250,000 - $300,000 Client: City of Casey Foundation Learning is a community-based education and human services organisation based in Narre Warren. The project involved the refurbishment of four areas within the main building. These areas included a new Commercial kitchen complete with new stainless-steel benches, stainless steel splashbacks and an upgraded stove exhaust hood including extensive floor repairs, wall repairs and finishes throughout to compliant with today’s regulations. A refurbishment of the existing amenities allowed for better circulation and functionality. New wall tiling, new vinyl flooring and automated upgraded flushing systems and upgrading the ventilation system increased the user experience. Lunch and Meeting rooms received a refresh with new floor coverings, new joinery for kitchenettes, painting to walls and ceilings, and new heating and cooling systems that increased the comfort of users.

Challenges

The Casey City Council have particular social procurement requirements that Black Sheep complied with. A Financial Risk Assessment that confirmed Black Sheep’s capacity and viability was undertaken. An independent Council appointed Analyst – Equifax oversaw the review. Black Sheep were happy to provide current financial statements and accounting information to satisfy credit requirements.

Outcome

The end result has bought this 1980's facility with dated fixtures into the 21st century. A brand new custom built Stainless steel Commercial kitchen with on demand boiling water and purpose built hand wash station can now cater for 100's if required. We also reconfigured 3 other break out meeting spaces that all have fully functional kitchenettes with Boiling water on demand for tea and coffee. Foundation Learning is a community based higher learning centre that spans across a dozen buildings. This is to be the first stage of improvements across this venture