Address: Lot 16 Settlers Avenue, Baldivis
Project Value: $10.7 Million
Construction Time: 63 Weeks
Architect: Site Architecture Studio
Upon successfully constructing the Baldivis Secondary College, the Baldivis Library and Community Centre has again seen PACT Construction make their mark in the region.
“The tender process run by the City of Rockingham was very competitive,” said Jason Kunkler, General Manager of PACT Construction. “Out of eight other quality builders, we were chosen.”
A vital boost to the community, the two-storey Baldivis Library and Community Centre incorporates a contemporary library, e-training areas, meeting rooms, offices and on-ground plaza areas. The clever solar passive design minimises water and energy use.
“This exciting project has many unique aspects, including the curved roof and the intricate façade - from the hexagonal ceramic tiles to the stone, timber and aluminium composite cladding and rendered brick, there is very little material repetition. Realising the complex façade design required us to develop a complex building methodology to bring all the facets together.
“The delivery of services was also complex. For example, a suspended floor system is hosting reticulated data cabling and also distributing air-conditioned air.”
The site’s location in a busy public space created further challenges. “The coordination of all material deliveries and contractors were carefully managed,” stated Mr Kunkler. “All sub-contractors went through rigorous scrutiny to ensure the greatest quality of work and value for money.