Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Victoria, one of the parliaments of the Australian states and territories. Located on Spring Street on the edge of the central city grid, the grand colonnaded front dominates the vista up Bourke Street. Construction began in 1855, and the first stage was officially opened the following year, with various sections completed over the following decades; it has never been completed, and the planned dome is one of the most well-known unbuilt features of Melbourne. Between 1901 and 1927, it served as the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, during the period when Melbourne was the temporary national capital. The building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
For the prevention of the Terrorist attacks, Parliament House wanted to install three Anti-riot gates in three car park entrances and exits. It was the first Anti-riot gate project in Australia.
Boswen won the bid and organized a project team with relevant professionals, architect, designer, security expert, engineer, auditor and technicians, to run the project, from design to installation.
In 2014, Boswen finished the project on time, on budget and on quality and got the highly appraisal from the builder, security department and Melbourne Parliament House . And the three gates could resist the impact from one medium truck with 70km per hour.
According to the original design, the emergency building that Nobel Park Railway Station needed to build exceeds the established budget, and most metal works needed to be completed in a very short time to reduce the impact of stopping the train operation due to construction reasons, which brings a lot of pressure to the builder.
As a T1 project partner and subcontractor, Boswen proposed a cost-optimized solution for the design of emergency building, which was recognized by architects, designers, contractors and Metro, and Boswen completed the construction of related emergency building. At the same time, Boswen also dispatched a construction team of 30 people for emergency construction, and finally completed all metal works within the time specified by the Lead time.
Boswen's professional competence and resource organization capabilities are highly recognized by many partners and invited to participate in the infrastructure construction of the following four railway stations.
1.SER building other contractor falling behind in program at critical time
2.The design for the façade for the emergency building was not complete and the scope does not practically work with clients budget
1.Boswen were able to re-direct and deploy additional resources with little to no notice to take on extra scope of works for the client which was falling behind and missed by other contractors. As a result adding value to the clients project making the impossible possible.
2.With our team of experts in design and engineering we were able to assist with alternative design options that will achieve the same look and feel to satisfy the main architect and head client. This meant we do all the work saving the client money and time making the customer experience easy.
Outcome for client:
Achieved Project Success on target dates and quality whilst saving costs.
Outcome for Boswen:
Upskilled our workforce and opened up our capacity entirely, with many new talents on-board. Now recommended as a preferred supplier for many more Tier1 tenders. In summary we are very proud to be apart of this Multi-award winning project.