Master Builder of the Year | National 2016 | Victoria 2016, 2017
PROJECTS | Queensland

QUT Old Government House

Value

$10M

Client

Queensland University of Technology

Consultants

Conrad Gargett Architecture

Awards

2010 The Australian Institute of Building National The Australian Institute of Building National Awards, Professional Excellence Award, Commercial Construction $1m-$10m

2010 The Australian Institute of Building Queensland The Australian Institute of Building Queensland Awards, Professional Excellence Award, Commercial Construction $1m-$10m

2010 Queensland Master Builders Queensland Master Builders Awards (State), Refurbishment/Renovation $4m-$15m

2010 Queensland Master Builders Queensland Master Builders Awards (Regional), Refurbishment/Renovation $4m-$15m

2010 Australian Institute of Architects, Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards John Dalton Award for Building of the Year

2010 Australian Institute of Architects, Queensland Chapter The Don Roderick Award for Heritage Architecture

2009 National Trust of Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Awards John Herbert Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Nomination for Excellence in Heritage Conservation Works or Action

2009 National Trust of Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Awards Queensland Heritage Council Award: Gold - for Excellence in Heritage Conservation Works or Action

Kane Constructions was awarded the contract in 2008 for the restoration and adaptation of one of Brisbane’s most significant heritage buildings, Old Government House, originally constructed in 1862 and located at the Queensland University of Technology. Works included asbestos removal, demolition, significant carpentry restoration, French polishing, painting and all services including a glazed platform lift.

Challenging elements of the project included the installation of a subfloor termite reticulation system that can be replenished externally without requiring access to the building and the design and construction of a trafficable glass floor structure inside the central light shaft which also houses a new 1200mm diameter chandelier. The entire roof structure had to be held up temporarily using a series of 10m long tri-shore props in order to complete structural repairs to the roof.

Constant contact was maintained with QUT and numerous other stakeholders due to the site being located in a major city thoroughfare.