Western Sydney University, Building EE

Education, Fitout, Refurbishment, Workplace
  • Parramatta, NSW

In November 2011, Ichor were appointed to deliver the full refurbishment and building extension of Western Sydney University’s Building EE which accommodates the University’s main graduation auditorium. Due to extensive carbon damage following a fire in the building, WSU required Ichor to undertake immediate and expeditious fire recovery works in time for the mid-semester graduations scheduled in the next 8 weeks.

Ichor worked to a challenging 24 hour, 7-day rotation programme to prevent undue risk and injury to contractors and personnel and to meet the University’s deadline. Daily meetings were held with insurance assessors, the client and end user groups to assess damage, develop scope of services for rectification works, detailed costings and programing to facilitate the fire recovery works. So successful was this approach, all graduations were held as scheduled.

The works involved extending the front entry by building a new structural steel awning, including a feature glass roof and new automated doors. The lobby was also upgraded and included new mechanical plant room and equipment, new lights, ceilings and flooring. Teaching rooms included new furniture, audio visual and lighting controls. The auditorium was completely refurbished and included new feature timber cladding, new audio visual, lighting, glass balustrades, new seating, carpet and mechanical services throughout.

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Rhonda Hawkins, Acting Vice Chancellor , Western Sydney University, Building EE

'The University of Western Sydney wishes to acknowledge the high level of professionalism and commitment demonstrated to mobilise and deliver the fire recovery of Building EE on our Parramatta campus. I am advised Ichor's team's high level response, willingness and genuine collaboration has been outstanding, and a significant contribution to maintaining performance standards related to a challenging 24 hour 7 day rotation program without undue risk or injury to all contractors and personnel involved in meeting this challenge. I am also informed your personal oversight and leadership during both refurbishments have been outstanding and a truly positive influence in managing numerous stakeholders and contractors involved in each component of the project. Whilst we are mindful this level of planning and coordination is difficult to sustain, we also wish to congratulate you and your team on the results achieved and value you continue to add to the experience of our students and staff who utilise this facility. Sincere thanks and appreciation.'


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