Education

Willetton Senior High School

Willetton, WA - Australia

One of WA’s largest secondary schools is set to undergo a redevelopment in a bid to house its rapidly increasing student population. A multi-stage plan has been outlined for Willetton Senior High School, with construction set to take place over the next five years. Stage one is broken down into 3 separable portions. Stage one will see a new science block added to the school grounds and will include the construction of a new science block to enhance the high standard of science education at the school, complete with the most up-to-date science and technology equipment, more laboratories and a dedicated planning area for staff.

University of Canberra and OCHRE Health – Bruce GP Super Clinic

ACT – Australia

Cockram in conjunction with SKM-S2F, have been engaged to undertake the full design and construct of the Student Led Clinics and OCHRE Health GP Super Clinic.

The project is a joint venture between the University of Canberra (UC) and OCHRE Health and will be built with funding from the Australian Government’s GP Super Clinics Program through the Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA), the clinical Training Funding Program through Health Workforce Australia (HWA) and UC.

The new building will provide four levels with a GFA of 1200m² and will deliver general practice and specialist medical services, medical support services and health service training facilities.

University of Newcastle – Medical Sciences Building West (MSB)

NSW - Australia

The four storey facility at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus involved the construction of a new anatomy & cadaver storage building which adjoins the existing Medical Services Building (MSB) and includes teaching and laboratory facilities.

The scope of works included a pharmacy teaching laboratory and hearse receipt loading area for cadaver delivery lift and waste storage areas; teaching laboratories, preparation and cold rooms, entry foyer and amenities; main teaching area, wash down and storage areas, dissection room and cadaver storage; plant space, resource display area, separate offices and amenities, storage areas and additional cadaver storage. This level also incorporates the University of Newcastle’s Body Donation Programs. The project was completed using a GC21 contract with a design development component.

University of Wollongong - Kooloobong Student Accommodation

NSW - Australia

The project involved the construction of a new 360 bed Student Accommodation facility with associated car parking for over 200 cars and external landscaping.

The new building has fulfilled a real need for student housing for the university. The design aesthetic was created to reflect a positive residence through the use of multiple exterior cladding and lively internal finishes. The building also has a very high standard of finishes with sizeable rooms for a project of this type in the current market. The project also includes environmental measures such as rainwater re-use, natural ventilation, smart metering and automated valves to better plan and control energy usage of the building.

There were a number of construction challenges due to the location within the operational campus and due to the sloping terrain of the construction site. Pedestrian and vehicle use of the bounding road and car-park was heavy and therefore required student and public safety to be managed to the highest standard.

Charles Sturt University - National Wine and Grape Industry Centre

NSW - Australia

The NWGIC is located on the grounds of Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga Campus.
Designed by DesignInc Architecture, the project works include the part refurbishment and additions of two existing buildings and the construction of a new three-storey laboratory building (including roof plant-room area) to provide for additional research laboratory space, functional staff and education areas and a larger cellar door facility for CSU wines and cheeses.
The Services within the facility include: Level 1 – Cellar, Lounge Room, Wine Store, Office, Wet Areas; Level 2 – Shell Structure Only; Level 3 – Radiation Room, Office, Calibration Room, 4x PC2 Lab Rooms, Wet Areas, Cool-Room, Freezer Room; Level 4 – Plant Room & Attic Level.

University of Ballarat Science and Engineering Precinct

Vic Australia

Construction of a new facility for undergraduate and post graduate courses and research in occupational health and safety, Environmental Management, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, Geology, Civil Engineering and Structures, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry and Food Science and Technology as well as housing Administration and the Head of School.

Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland

Queensland - Australia

The Centre for Advanced Imaging is a highly advanced medical imaging facility which will include a cyclotron unit, used to generate radioactive isotopes for medical imaging equipment. The new structure is being built on the University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus, and will also include several magnetic resonance imaging units, a full floor of PC2 laboratories, associated teaching and academic spaces and related facilities.
It is the only facility of its type in Australia, one of only a handful in the world and once completed will house a powerful MRI system that is more than twice as strong as any other MRI system currently available in the Southern Hemisphere.

The project includes the extensive refurbishment of the adjoining Gehrmann Building and also the chillers on the nearby Ritchie Building.

This highly advanced project requires specialist construction skills, given the very high operational standards required for cyclotrons and MRI installations. Cockram Construction’s prior experience with cyclotron and advanced medical imaging projects, plus our commitment to deliver a highly skilled project team, were instrumental in reinforcing our reputation as one of a small number of contractors capable of delivering a project of this nature.

South West TAFE Redevelopment

VIC – Australia

The South West TAFE Redevelopment project comprised construction of a new three level building in the central business district. The building comprises teaching areas, administration areas, student support and a large conference facility that provides extensive audio visual remote conferencing facilities. As the adjoining buildings are Heritage listed the design intent of this new building was to provide a juxtaposition and as such the building is of a modern appearance. The construction of the façade required exact construction tolerances to ensure the geometry, and resulting appearance of the façade reflected the design intent.