On Friday 12th August 2016, McMahon Services were thrilled to accept the award for “Excellence in a Commercial Refurbishment / Redevelopment over $5 million” at the SA Master Builders Association Awards, for the iconic Lion West End Redevelopment Works.
The closure of Lion’s Swan Brewery in Western Australia signalled that an extensive redevelopment was required at South Australia’s West End Brewery, in Thebarton. McMahon Services was engaged by Lion to undertake the role of Construction Manager and execute the roll out of significant upgrade works throughout the brewery.
Labelled the ‘Hyde Park Project’, the diverse range of works was completed over a 24 month period.
Using the Construction Management contracting model, McMahon Services were able to provide Lion with a single point of contact across the entire infrastructure upgrade – which included support during the scheduled seven week brewery shut down.
The upgrade works were required to accommodate increased capacity and production, including the upgrade of infrastructure and coordination of scheduled shutdown works to assist the transition between old and new.
To plan and manage the program of works, a Client Owner’s team was made up of McMahon Services’ key personnel, Process Design Consultants and Lion Representatives who provided a steering committee that worked collaboratively to demonstrate quality and best value for project outcomes.
This was particularly important as many of the projects were design and construct and required a highly collaborative team approach.
Over 250 individual projects were completed by McMahon Services as part of the redevelopment works at the brewery under the Construction Management contracting model.
McMahon Services not only managed a high number of specialist Subcontractors, Subconsultants and key Suppliers throughout the works, but also self-delivered many activities with in-house trades. This included carpenters, plumbers, electricians, crane operators, riggers, demolition personnel, asbestos removal technicians, civil engineers, machine operators and general labourers.
- Over 810 days LTI free safety performance in a high risk work environment and significant amount of high risk work activities undertaken;
- Over 250 individual projects scoped, priced and executed;
- Significant amount of Design and Construct required from small scale to large scale works;
- Two Federal Safety Commission audits were undertaken during the 24 month period and both passed with strong performance;
- Preservation and restoration of 85 year old brewing kettle;
- All project works completed in fully operational food grade environment;
- Brew House and Engine Room Façade project undertaken alongside busy arterial Port Road and at high volume traffic entrance to brewery;
- Management of a high number of specialist Subcontractors, Subconsultants and Suppliers;
- Due to meticulous planning, for the first time in Lion’s brewing history worldwide, they were able to reach ‘sale quality’ product from the first brew following commissioning of the new brew house;
- Zero downtime or stoppages to brewery operations throughout entire 24 month period;
- Outstanding relationships built with client and key stakeholders that resulted in a truly collaborative contracting approach;
- Achieved outstanding quality assurance performance despite challenges of fully operational food grade environment;
To be considered a finalist in this category amongst many other fantastic projects performed by quality builders was an amazing achievement. Going on to win the award was a true testament to the team who worked tirelessly on this historic South Australian project.
Project Director Chris Plumb was delighted with the result and praised the team for a job well done – “This was a very challenging project with many stakeholders involved. The one-team approach and spirit shown by all went a long way to the overall success.”
The award on the night was proudly accepted by Project Manager, Nigel Sutton on behalf of the McMahon Services and Lion Team.