CSIRO – ACT Site Consolidation Project (Phase 2)

In September 2018, Rork Projects successful completed Construction Manager services for the demolition of Building no.1 and rectification of the site at CSIRO’s Black Mountain campus in Canberra.

The Building was three stories tall in addition to a basement which extended across approximately two fifths of the floor plate. Sitting on a sloping site, the building was approximately 12m tall when measured from the original ground line to the top of the existing lift core.

Rork was engaged by CSIRO who required the services of a trusted construction partner able to deliver:

  • Effective Stakeholder communication
  • Innovative design and construction solutions
  • a cost-effective result that represents value for money;
  • construction methodologies that minimise disruption;
  • timely, safe and efficient completion of the works and
  • proactive construction advice

The demolition and rectification of the site including the modification of an embankment which as largely supported by the building. (Approximately half of the embankment was removed.)

The demolition of Building no.1 and rectification project followed Rork Projects completion of another project at CSIRO – Building 2/79 Early works –  that saw internal demolition and roof replacement  including installation of new walkways and strengthening for future installation of solar panels.

With more than 5000 staff, CSIRO is Australia’s national multidisciplinary research organisation and plays a vital role in enhancing collaboration within the Australian innovation system and as a trusted advisor to government, industry and the community.

CSIRO’s 37.3-hectare Black Mountain campus is the longest serving science site in Australia and the ACT Site Consolidation Project is part of CSIRO’s 20-year master plan.