Address: 7 Delawney Street, Balcatta, WA
Project Value: $1.4 Million
Construction Time: 11 weeks
Architect: Meyer Shircore & Associates Architects
Proudly a West Australian company, PACT Construction was keen to construct an innovative new home for non-for-profit association Surf Life Saving WA at 7 Delawney St in Balcatta.
Officially opened by Premier Colin Barnett in October 2012, PACT Construction, who was appointed head builder for the exciting project, refurbished and reconstructed the former 1,800sqm Homebuyers Centre building into a new office headquarters for SLSWA.
Always eager to collaborate with complementary companies, PACT Construction partnered with Perth-based leading design group, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects, to deliver the project.
The unique combination of Meyer Shircore’s skills in design, construction and refurbishment together with PACT Construction’s expertise in multi-level commercial and residential projects proved to be a successful amalgamation, resulting in a modern, fully contained new headquarters.
Jason Kunkler, General Manager of PACT Construction, expressed his pride in constructing a new home for such a worthy West Australian non-for-profit organisation.
“With a project value of $1.4 million, the former Homebuyers Centre building was given a significant face lift along with building additions.
“The tired office space was converted to spacious open plan with a funky staff hub, a warehouse for all life saving equipment and dedicated training rooms were also part of the redevelopment,” he said.
“We are extremely pleased with the final outcome. We already had a strong, positive relationship with the peak surf life saving body and we hope to continue to foster that relationship in the years to come.
“It was also a real privilege to work alongside Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects in bringing our visions to life and creating a modern and innovative facility for SLSWA,” concluded Mr Kunkler.
Paul Andrew, Chief Executive Officer of Surf Life Saving WA, said the new building known as ‘Surf House’, was an exciting new residence for the peak life saving body.
“PACT Construction completed the significant renovations and refurbishments in an 11 week period, which was simply outstanding,” said Mr Andrew.
“Once we took occupancy of the building and prior to demolition, we took the staff through and explained onsite what had to be done. When we came back with the staff once the transformation had been completed, they were thrilled with their new residence and functionality of Surf House,” he said.
“Our new home has been designed with the fit-out to ensure that we have capacity for growth. Surf House positions SLSWA where we need to be, with three state of the art training rooms and space to house all our equipment and administrative functions.
“Our training rooms are being well patronised by our members and people undertaking community training. Most importantly we are now able to put more lifesavers into the communities that we serve,” concluded Mr Andrew.