Old is new again for TAFE NSW refurbishment project

Work continues on a three-floor refurbishment of the Ultimo Campus for TAFE NSW in Sydney which will see this 125-year-old building brought back to its original administration purpose.

Rork Projects has been engaged under a GC21 Contract as the Head Contractor, working with RPS Australia Asia Pacific, IA Design and Erbas.

Our scope of services included the extensive protection and reuse of items of heritage significance; structural and non-structural demolition; steel support works, building trades, services trades, finishing trades and the coordination and installation of loose furniture, workstations and AV/ICT equipment.  The works also includes specialist electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, fire safety and disabled access upgrades.

This grand heritage building was once considered the historical flagship building of technical education in New South Wales and is now being refurbished to its original administration purpose.

The building was designed by W.E. Kemp, the Govt. Architect, in the Romanesque Revival style and opened in 1892.

We proudly met the Aboriginal Participation In Construction (APIC) component of this contract using various Indigenous subcontractors and employees.

The Project is due for competition in January 2018.