DCWC is pleased to announce its appointment as Quantity Surveyor for the Victorian Government’s Department of Transport (DOT) Workplace and Customer Service Centre.
Designed by Peckvonhartel, the centre is set to create a new benchmark for public sector workplace design. Spanning over six levels, The Department will soon occupy EastCo tower located in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburb of Ringwood. The project includes integrated fit-out-works and will provide enhanced facilities, including workstations for siloed work, digitally integrated collaboration spaces and large-scale training facilities.
“The cost planning activities kicked off just as Victoria started to feel the effect of COVID-19 and lockdown, so we really had to be on the front foot in terms of ensuring the Department and project team had the right information regarding cost and procurement impacts.” - Stuart Cowley, VIC QS Associate Director and project lead.
Spanning 14,000m2, not only does this project provide office space for executives, engineers, and operational teams, but also a retail and customer service space on the ground floor and a business hub on the double height mezzanine floor.
Image credit: Renders courtesy of Peckvonhartel
“Being the sole tenant of a large commercial property comes with its own set of unique challenges and opportunities. Being engaged early on in the process has allowed us to work with the Department, architect, and developer to add a basement floor encompassing EOT facilities, an enhanced lobby/ground floor space, and a large rooftop terrace area complete with high spec fit out” says Stuart.
The Victorian Department of Transport is expected to occupy their new workspace in 2022.