Address: Cnr of Blair & Hays Street, Bunbury, WA 6230
Project Value: $4.5 million
Construction Time: 48 weeks
Architect: Meyer Shircore & Associates Architects
A tight building program, combined with a feverish construction market and rural location certainly looked set to test the PACT Construction team at Dale Alcock Homes’ South West headquarters. http://www.dalealcock.com.au/
However, it was a challenge the team took in its stride, according to Jason Kunkler, General Manager, PACT Construction. “We were engaged as the design and construct builder,” he reflected. “We took the client brief from the General Manager of Dale Alcock Homes South West, commenced the purpose built facility in February 2005 and fully completed the project by Christmas.”
The delivery of this project saw PACT Construction partner once again with design firm Meyer Shircore and Associates. Local tradespeople and contractors demolished the previous structures and amalgamated the three sites, before construction and fitting out of the base building began.
“We were required to deliver this project in a difficult and busy Bunbury market,” said Mr Kunkler. “To override this challenge, we utilised a combination of Bunbury and Perth trades. While identifying the right trades to partner with was always going to prove difficult, we relied upon our solid networks to ensure good value and certainty of supplier.”
The development features an array of external cladding systems, including curtain wall glazing, Donnybrook sandstone wall cladding to the main tilt-up wall panels and long span corrugated wall cladding to the spandrels. External louvered sun shading adds a modern touch.
“At the time, this project was the most contemporary-looking building in the region that still managed to retain a warm, ‘homely’ feel,” explained Mr Kunkler. “The residential aesthetics were evident but we also incorporated striking architectural features like the Longspan wall cladding, precast fins, aluminium louvers and Alpolic cladding. Importantly, the building orientation was established to create the best possible energy efficiency outcomes.
“While our project management capabilities guaranteed we delivered on time, our attention to detail ensured we not just met but exceeded all of the client’s expectations.