Address: 1 Thorogood Street, Burswood
Project Value: $9.7 million
Construction Time: 47 weeks
Architect: T&Z Architects
PACT Construction’s authentic values, excellent reputation and financial stability were influential in securing the Riverview Church project.
Home to a growing congregation, Riverview Church has undertaken a long awaited rejuvenation of their facilities in Burswood. Their current team, including Senior Minister Haydn Nelson and Executive Minister Dorcas White, have worked hard to get this project to where it is today.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Riverview Church relied on donations from their members and the wider community to finance the project. Cost-efficiency was therefore a critical requirement, ensuring every dollar was spent wisely. To achieve these outcomes, PACT collaborated with the Riverview Church Executive team, fostering open relationships with key stakeholders and developed a value engineering process.
PACT assumed responsibility for the renovation and refurbishment works. Extensive demolition was swiftly completed to ensure new works could be measured and commenced in time for the start of construction. A critical element of the project was the raising of the building’s roof, which involved detaching the existing roof cover and extending the roof structure. In order to maintain the structural integrity of the building, the existing (redundant) roof structure was left in place until the new works were completed, before being removed.
The new facility’s large, open area design, combined with high volumes of heat generated by the thousands of church attendees, necessitates the need for a significant air-conditioning system. Other standout features include generous new seating, high-end audio and lighting, as well as all-new amenities.
The Riverview Church project presented with a number of challenges to both parties. PACT ensured the church could operate from their existing offices throughout construction. With collaborative relationships and constructive channels of communication in place, all stakeholders were confident that interruption to construction and church operations can be minimised or eliminated.