Rork Projects was engaged by the Victorian Government to undertake the fit-out of of a 1803m2 space on Level 9, Wellington Street, Collingwood for the Yoorrook Justice Commission in partnership with BRM. We were involved with the design coordination from the get-go based on an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) agreement. This collaborative approach allowed for the project to be fast tracked and accomplish delivery of Stage 1 (Back of house) within 7 weeks. This allowed Yoorrook to move in and continue operations whilst design was still ongoing for stage 2.
The ECI model also ensured lead times with procurement of trades and materials were considered and locked away early on to mitigate potential delays with the supply chain pressures in the current market. It also ensured and that Rork Projects could work with BRM to achieve the project budget and deliver a quality product with the principal project requirements (PPR) to the satisfaction of BRM and our client.
Stage 1 was to complete the back of house area comprising of offices for the commissioners, workstations file storeroom, meeting rooms and a tea point.
Stage 2 was to complete the hearing room, kitchen/breakout, quite rooms, reception/waiting area and additional meeting rooms.
Some of the standout features of this projects included the design of the ceilings to the front of house, the pale green aluminium frames along with the curved walls and the hearing rooms for the justice commission.
Rork Projects also worked closely with Yoorrook’s AV/IT contractor to deliver their hearing room requirements. Due to the sensitive nature of the activities/hearings taking place on Level 9, acoustics formed an important requirement of the project which had to be met.
To deliver such an exquisite project within a short time frame was always going to be a challenge. However the collaborative and committed approach from both the Rork team and the consultants working together from design to delivery is what made this such a possibility.
As an Indigenous business, we proudly acknowledge that this project was completed on the traditional lands of the Boonwurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung, Wathaurung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation.