Regency TAFE Le Cordon Bleu Refurbishment

Project Overview

TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider, and a registered higher education provider. Their Regency Campus located 9km north of Adelaide’s central business district includes specialist facilities for commercial cookery, hospitality and recreation, a micro-brewery, an automated bottling machine, associated plant and laboratories.

Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu is an international network of culinary and hospitality schools with more than 35 institutes in 20 countries where 20,000 students with over 100 nationalities are trained every year.

Both TAFE SA and Le Cordon Bleu have been working in partnership to deliver culinary and hospitality courses at the Regency Campus. In 2017 Le Cordon Bleu decided to relocate their administrative offices inside the TAFE SA Regency Campus for better alignment between the two organisations and to provide enhanced integrated vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate study programs.

Scope of Work

McMahon Services were engaged by Spotless acting on behalf of Le Cordon Bleu to provide refurbishment and fit out of the new Le Cordon Bleu administration offices on level three of the Regency Campus’ Building three and four.

Initial works included internal demolition of existing walls and operable wall panels, kitchenette, floor and ceiling covers, and asbestos remediation where encountered. Asbestos totalled 70m2 of flooring and 160 lineal metres of window sills, all removed and disposed at an EPA licenced waste receiving station.

Building works were diverse and included 760m² of ceiling refurbishment and tile replacement, 160m² of new feature ceiling installation in a prominent corridor, a new kitchen and kitchenette joinery with induction cooktops and integrated appliances, 25 aluminium window partitions, 22 aluminium door installations, new window graphene and film, refurbishment of 13 existing doors, supply and installation of over 500m² of partitioned walls, and 2,400m² of paintwork.

Joinery works included Carvan benchtops and inset sinks with 4-in-1 sink tap units, a feature wall with a ‘ripple’ effect in the boardroom, a service counter and reception with remote control roller shutter, and the coordination of all work station installations.

Service alterations and upgrades included hydraulics, mechanical, fire, electrical, security and communication systems.

McMahon Services provided several product alternatives to Le Cordon Bleu for the lighting, door furniture, reception counter roller shutter and feature ceiling. These alternatives were ultimately selected and brought savings in the order of $80,000 to the project.

The project also took into consideration that the works were occurring during school term, therefore requiring well marked demarcation of the site, and noise and dust control so not to affect staff and student daily activities.

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