Kane Constructions QLD was engaged under a Lump Sum contract by NoosaCare to deliver a new residential aged care building facility at Carramar, located in Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast.
The works included the construction of a two-storey aged care facility to add an additional 32-beds to the existing Cartwright dementia wing. The works also included the services building, an entry building, car parking and landscaping works.
The project was undertaken in the existing and operational facility, which required the project team to ensure there was minimal disruption to residents. The project was situated alongside an endangered crayfish habitat which required Kane to have water testing completed with each rain event which occurred throughout the duration of the works. Given it was a significant environmental factor, Kane successfully navigated this and ensured there was no contamination in the area with the use of extensive exclusion zones through sediment basins set up that were treated before being pumped out.
The project presented significant logistical challenges. Access to the 32-bed building was via an access track that was only four metres wide. Through this area, the team had to fit cranes, concrete pumps, trucks and materials. Whilst this was a major operation for the project, Kane’s team successfully managed this and built their way out to ensure there were no issues.
The project was completed in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in labour, materials and prefabbing delays. Kane managed all communication through fortnightly stakeholder meetings with the client, client side representative and superintendent.
Alongside Carramar and key stakeholders, Kane handed over a quality extension to the current aged care residence.