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Springfield Central State Primary and High Schools
Springfield, Ipswich


Springfield Central is part of a new master planned community being developed by Delfin Lend Lease about 25 km west of Brisbane, with a requirement for a new Y1-7 State Primary School and a new Y8-12 State High School.


On the back of our performance assisting DPW Project Services with project management and contract administration services on a similar Primary School project (Bounty Boulevard State School), PDS was specifically requested by the Department of Education to fulfill the role of Project Director/Principal Project Manager.


In charge of a team of project managers, cost planners and contract administrators, responsibilities included design management oversight, procurement, client negotiations, community expectations management, authorities’ approvals and general strategic facilitation.


Despite recurring major setbacks of wet weather and floods, affecting the site and the contractors’ workforce, both schools were constructed on budget and with sufficient completion for the commencement of the academic school year in 2011.


Scope: Two new schools for 250 students offering Y1-12 learning
Contract type: Fast track design and construct, lump sum (two main contracts)
Commencement: March 2010
Completion: December 2010 and January 2011 respectively
Budget: $48.75M total