Club Ado – Project for PMH & Starlight foundation
Project Construction Value: $150,000
Constructed for under $50,000, thanks to contributions from contractors and suppliers
Construction timeframe: 13 weeks
ABN Group's charity and environmental division, ABN Foundation, was approached by Starlight Foundation to transform a dysfunctional and unused area into a fun, vibrant space for adolescent patients at Princess Margaret Hospital.
The new 'Club ADO' gives hospitalised teenagers a dedicated space of their own, including exclusive access to a games room, cafe, arts area, media studio and lounge.
A true team effort, Club ADO's design was completed by the ABN Group Design Team, Webb & Brown-Neaves undertook the administration and approval process and PACT Construction carried out the on site construction.
From a construction cost point of view, the project was worth well in excess of $150,000. Thanks to the generous contributions from ABN Group's contractors and suppliers, Club ADO's refurbishment was delivered for less than $50,000.
The area was a light weight structure, largely timber and steel framed, to allow the construction team to apply an additional load to an existing structure. FC sheeting and Colorbond® cladding systems with framed glazing elements were used for the walls. Mod wood flooring was applied to the outside decking area, with attractive, quality bamboo flooring inside.
While the construction methods were reasonably simple, the team was faced with the challenge of the project location – 7 storeys in the air with restricted access, and directly above a live operating theatre. The team needed to incorporate cranage, lifting and storing of materials, as well as ensuring the safety of the team while working with harnesses and static lines.
Even faced with this challenge, the teams at PACT Construction and Webb & Brown-Neaves produced a spectacular result, completing the project ahead of schedule in just 13 weeks.
The end result is a magnificent space which will provide hours of enjoyment to adolescents in Princess Margaret Hospital.
Shenton Park Dog Refuge – build 16 new quarantine kennels
Shenton Park Dog Refuge (SPDR) project consists of the construction of a quarantine facility for SPDR on their Lemnos Street site. PACT Construction is working with Meyer Shircore and Associates and our suppliers and subcontractors to deliver this project to SPDR as economically as possible. All funds available for the construction of the facility are funds that have been raised by the Refuge themselves. SPDR receives no government or Lottery West type funding and as such the effort associated with raising circa $500,000 for a project like this is enormous.
As an organisation Shenton Park Dog Refuge;
Were established in 1935
They are one of the oldest animal welfare agencies in Australia
Receives / takes in approximately 900 dogs from outside every year
Then they re-house approximately 900 dogs every year
They do not euthanize dogs
They run a senior for seniors program to support the elderly in our community and
Generally do an awesome job with very little assistance
To support SPDR and the very worthwhile organisation that they are and in keeping with our view that we should give back to the community, PACT Construction has delivered this project on a cost only basis, where we have only recovered the expenses that we incured in delivering the project.
CEO Sleep out
Money raised $28,000.00
Jason Kunkler – General Manager at PACT Construction participated in the sleepout held at the WACA ground in Perth
Nearly 1000 business leaders from around Australia slept rough for just one night to experience first-hand what over 100,000 Australians experience every night
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout began as a local community venture in Sydney’s Parramatta in 2006. Since then, the event has raised important funds for Vinnies Homeless Services across NSW.
In 2010 the event was launched nationally and exceeded expectations, attracting almost 700 CEO’s in 7 cities nationally and raising $2.9 million to directly assist people experiencing homelessness. The money has funded new projects, assisted with the provision of existing homeless services and allowed Vinnies homeless services to expand their programs to assist the homeless through crisis accommodation, domestic violence support and access to counselling, life and occupational skills, legal advice and education.
The aim of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is not only to raise funds, but raise awareness of homelessness. Our goal is not just to service the homeless, but to bring about an end to homelessness. The discomfort of sleeping on the streets is a fragment of the larger reality they hope to impart upon influential leaders of the community.
PACT prior to 2011 made donations to the ABN foundation to join in their efforts
The ABN Group is a socially responsible company who understands the importance of contributing to the community. The ABN Foundation was formed on the premise of giving back to the community and they have extended their hand to a variety of areas including medical research, relief work and the environment.
Over the last 5 years the ABN Group has donated funds of over $5.2 million to various worth causes. ABN Group has assisted Australian natural disaster victims, donating $500,000 to the Salvation Army Queensland Disaster Relief Appeal, coming from a $1000 donation from every home sold in January and February 2011.
The Foundation also assisted victims in WA And Victoria, donating $95,000 to the Red Cross Victorian Flood Appeal and $100,000 to the Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund for victims of the Perth Hills Bushfire.
To find out more about the ABN Foundation or to request a donation or sponsorship, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org