Year 2016 – 2017
Our Role Project Manager and Superintendent
This project is the third undertaken by Insight on behalf of this Client and is similar to The Quarie Tavern project. The Vale was complex as a result of the high quality finish and detailed coordination required between the Client’s kitchen and bar fitout team and the builder.
The project includes a drive through bottle shop, full serve restaurant and tavern, alfresco dining areas and more than 160 carparking spaces. The finishes included industrial materials, polished concrete floors and high quality stone finishes to bars.
IPS have worked on the project from inception and negotiated the construct only contract with the builder from a shortlist of 3 tenderers.
Year 2015 – 2017
Our Role Superintendent
Handle Property Group (HPG) engaged Insight Project Services (Insight) to oversee and provide Superintendence Services to manage the construction administration of the residential development complex entitled “Red Castle” located in Lathlain, Western Australia.
The development provides 141 Residential apartments over 7 levels including 2, 2-storey Penthouse apartments. This luxury development with five-star fitout comprises a combination of 1 x 1 bed, 2 x 2 and 2 x 1 bed options, ample parking and bike storage. Located within walking distance to Crown Perth, Perth’s premier entertainment precinct, Burswood Train Station and just minutes to the CBD, Curtin University and Perth Airport.
HPG managed the builder procurement under a Design and Construct Agreement and were the Project Manager for the development. Insight worked alongside HPG to ensure their project objectives were met.
IBN Corporation Pty Ltd
2013 – 2014
Project Manager and Superintendent
This is the first project undertaken by IBN Corporation to develop land acquired from the State for the specific purpose of providing homes for frail and elderly Aboriginal residents of South Hedland.
Insight’s role was to assist IBN and the Elders to develop a design that is specific to the cultural and community needs, while at the same time providing a home that has been designed to cater for aging in place, environmental comfort and security. IPS managed the design process through construction and facilitated the handover to IBN and the Elders. The project was completed in June 2014.
The development provides seven dwellings including a 2 bedroom dwelling as a residence for the caretakers. Critical to the success of the development was the creation of a community area where the residents, family and visitors can gather in a safe environment. This area includes a firepit, seating and ablutions all contained within a carefully thought out landscape design that provides shade throughout the day.
2013 – 2015
Our Role Project Manager and Superintendent
Ronald McDonald House Charities built a new purpose designed building to accommodate the families of children undergoing intensive treatment at the Perth Children’s Hospital on the QEII site in Nedlands.
At the time of opening the new house, Ronald McDonald House Charities had been providing families of seriously ill children from regional and remote Western Australia with accommodation for more than 25 years. This mostly volunteer-driven facility has earned a reputation as a trusted and credible local organisation. The previous facility in Subiaco had 18 rooms accommodating a maximum of 72 people. The new facility provides accommodation for up to 190 people (at full capacity) through the provision of 47 apartments.
The new building is four stories with basement parking and a roof top terrace. Other inclusions are: communal lounge and dining area; state of the art commercial kitchen; function room; recreation area; gym, and smaller breakout areas located on each floor.
Funding for the new building has been generously provided by donations from several of Perth’s most prominent philanthropists and from the generosity of the Western Australian public through the “Stronger Together” campaign, with pledges made totalling approximately $30M.
IPS’ role was to assist RMH through the design and procurement process to ensure that the specific design brief required by RMH was met, as well as providing project management and superintendence services to the project.
Construction of the building commenced in April 2014, with practical completion achieved on 23 October 2015. The house was opened by the Premier on 4 December 2015. First occupants arrived on 9 December 2015. The project was a great success and will be enjoyed by many regional families for a long time to come.
2011 – 2012
Development Manager, Project Manager and Feasibility study
Insight were engaged by BHP Billiton’s WA Iron Ore business to assist with it’s Pilbara Accommodation Programme. Our client was embarking on a large-scale capital expansion programme to increase it’s production from it’s Pilbara operations by 2017. To enable the planned ramp up in production, the development of substantial new workforce accommodation was required.
Insight carried out a development strategy to replace existing sub-standard housing with new Manager Standard housing in the Newman townsite.
Locations were identified and a parcel of land was consolidated and housing demolished. The site was redeveloped with 4 new Manager dwellings along with a further 3 on single lots nearby. Insight created new Housing Design Guidelines for Manager Standard housing and executed the Procurement Strategy resulting in the appointment of a builder to undertake the works Development Programme build.
Newman Redevelopment Programme
Insight undertook a redevelopment strategy to replace existing sub-standard housing with new dwellings. The strategy involved the identification and demolition of 25 existing dwellings. The sites were consolidated to improve yield resulting in the construction of 43 new 3, 4 & 5 bed houses on 15 sites throughout Newman.
Insight carried out due diligence; co-ordinated dilapidation surveys and contamination reports; feasibility studies and a procurement strategy, resulting in the appointment of a builder in late 2012.
2011 – 2012
Development and Project, Management Services and Feasibility Study
Insight were engaged by BHPBilliton’s WA Iron Ore business to assist with it’s Pilbara Accommodation Programme. BHP embarked on a large-scale capital expansion programme to increase it’s production from it’s Pilbara operations by 2017. To enable the planned ramp up in production, the development of substantial new workforce accommodation was required.
Murdoch Drive, South Hedland
Insight were commissioned to provide a feasibility study and procurement strategy to construct 84 new 3, 4 & 5 bed dwellings on lots acquired from a private developer. Insight successfully executed the procurement strategy resulting in the appointment of 3 builders in late 2012 to construct the dwellings.
Parker Street, South Hedland
Insight assisted BHPB with the acquisition of 35 lots and a grouped housing site from a private developer. Insight carried out feasibility, commercial negotiations and co-ordinated the preparation and execution of a land sale agreement.
Lot 5977 Hamilton Road, South Hedland
As part of the overall accommodation strategy, the assessment and selection of developments proposed by private developers was undertaken and where KPI’s could be met, Insight co-ordinated and managed the execution of JV Agreements and Purchase on Completion Agreements including this 42 apartment development in South Hedland.
Hamilton Precinct, South Hedland
Insight were appointed by BHPB to carry out a feasibility study and procurement strategy for the delivery of 300 dwellings on the Hamilton Precinct sub-division to be developed by BHPB.
BHP Billiton required housing to be provided as quickly as possible to support their planned expansion programme. Extensive research was undertaken to assess builders with the capacity and capability to complete the projects in accordance with the schedule and BHP Billiton’s expectations. A minimum of 3 builders with the possibility of up to 6 were identified for these three projects to deliver the houses over a 3 to 4 year period with the last of the homes proposed to be completed in 2016.
Challenges faced in achieving the project requirements were the supply of infrastructure services such as water and sewer; major expansion works to upgrade existing systems were not available at the time of development and in the case of sewer, interim pumping services were required.
2011 – 2012
Development Advisory Services and Project Management
Quattro South Hedland
Insight was engaged to submit to Landcorp on behalf of BHPB an EOI for four lots located in the South Hedland Town Centre. After being selected as the preferred proponent by Landcorp, IPS was engaged by BHPB as the project manager responsible for negotiating the purchase contract, design coordination, approvals, internal funding approvals and procurement strategy. The project had a value in excess of $100M.
The high quality Quattro project was a 42 town house and 320 single bed operations FIFO facility utilising a modular construction methodology. The design incorporates a central dining facility suitable for 300 persons, 1,200m2 of commercial floor space and is designed to activate the street frontage and integrate with the South Hedland Town Centre Precinct.
Port Hedland Hospital Site
Insight was commissioned by BHPB to prepare an EOI for submission to Landcorp as part of the process for selecting a preferred developer. Insight developed a design concept and in conjunction with the design team and BHPB was selected as preferred developer but subsequently withdrew from the process due to a change in strategy surrounding the Outer Harbour project. The project value was in excess of $300M.