Pindan appointed to design and build new student accommodation for St Catherine’s College
Date Published: 24/01/2013
Leading WA property and construction group, Pindan, was recently awarded the contract for new student accommodation and ancillary facilities for St Catherine’s College at the UWA campus in Nedlands.
Pindan will design and construct 250 new world-class student accommodation rooms and recreation and ancillary facilities to a project value of $38 million.
The student accommodation rooms will be built in five interconnected three and four storey buildings, with roof garden facilities on two three-storey buildings.
Scott Davison, Director of Business Development for Pindan, said the project also included a student lounge room, a 12 metre outdoor swimming pool, conference room and business centre, student common room, tutorial rooms and breakout spaces scattered throughout the buildings.
“The design and construct of this project is well underway with works onsite already commenced to enable completion in February 2014, in line with NRAS funding commitments and deadlines for student occupation,” Mr Davison said.
“This project exemplifies Pindan’s design and construct capabilities in being able to turn around a sizeable project so quickly,” he added.
Grant Pitman, Project Manager for St Catherine’s College, said Pindan was able to fast track negotiations and gave a price commitment to achieve his client’s development timeline.
“Pindan were selected because they were able to react to finalise quickly to ensure the project is able to meet deadlines. This coupled with their track record and early commitment to a fixed lump sum price were the main reasons they were awarded the job,” Mr Pitman said.
Mr Pitman added the design was very much in keeping with the traditional ‘collegiate style’ and was pleased to see natural, external finishes which reflected the university – including large courtyards, study areas, the pool and roof gardens.
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