Carslaw Education Hub

The University of Sydney

The Carslaw Education Hub project included the refurbishment and repurposing of existing teaching spaces featuring seminar and learning hubs plus six new PC2 capable wet teaching labs. The new spaces which were integrated with the newly completed LEES building created a new science teaching precinct for the Camperdown campus.


The project required a significant decanting processes including construction works at new locations. The works also included multiple building connections to the existing LEES building to increase Faculty efficiency servicing teaching labs in both buildings.


Cadence Australia’s role was to act as the Clients Representative, Senior Project Manager, to develop the business case with stakeholders, procure consultants and contractors, manage design and construction whilst working with key University Stakeholders.

CBRC Amenities Upgrade, University of Southern Queensland



This project involved upgrading the existing restrooms and changeroom facilities within the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre Building and coordination of the fire system upgrade works including all temporary services works.


Cadence Australia was engaged to provide Project Management and Superintendent Services.

8-10 University Avenue

Macquarie University, Sydney

Cadence Australia was engaged by Macquarie University to provide project management services for concept development, Development Application documentation and Development Application approval of this project.


The project, two A-Grade office buildings of approximately 50,000 m2 of Gross Floor Area, will include labs, collaborative spaces and areas for innovation. This mix of uses will help bring strategic partners to the Macquarie University campus, optimising research and commercialisation.


The buildings ranging from six to seven storeys will also accommodate a 5 Green Star Design and As-Built development rating.


A central pedestrian through-site link will connect the site to the broader University campus and the buildings will incorporate flexible floor plates, central atrium, lift lobby and amenities supported by a high quality public domain.


The project is part of a long-term vision for the 126ha campus which adjoins the fast-growing Macquarie Park regional centre in Sydney's north.

The University of Sydney, LEES 1


The LEES1 project involved the design and construction of a new eight-storey science and environment teaching and research facility at the gateway to the Sydney University campus on City Road.


Cadence Australia was engaged as the Project Manager for planning approval, stakeholder consultation, design development and for the delivery phases of the project. Cadence Australia was also responsible for Superintendent Services under the D&C Contract.

Queensland University of Technology - Z2 Refurbishment

KG, Kelvin Grove, QLD


This project involved the refurbishment of three lecture rooms in Z Block at the QUT Kelvin Grove campus. The work was undertaken over the year end semester break to mitigate any loss of service delivery during the University main term timetable. Significant coordination of services supporting audio-visual and IT network requirements took place between the delivery team and QUT specialist departments. Works were delivered on time and under budget, ready for the arrival of students at the start of 2019.


Cadence Australia was appointed by the QUT to act as the Superintendent for the refurbishment works.

University of Queensland - JEP Stage 2

St Lucia QLD


Works on this project included new mechanical services installations within the Hawken Building at the St. Lucia Campus including the supply and installation of 3 new water-cooled chillers and the associated cooling towers.


This included the relocation of the existing controls boards, pumps, pumps, piping, electrical connections and buffer tanks, and all other associated builders work including roof and waterproofing requirements, penetrations, wall grilles, walkway access systems and platforms/ladders, pipework and anchors for condenser pipework.


Cadence Australia was appointed by the University of Queensland in the role of Superintendent for the Construction stage.

Newington College Year 7 College and Drama Centre



Following the success of the Newington College Sesquicentenary Project in 2012, Newington College have engaged Cadence Australia to provide services in contractor procurement, contract administration and quality assurance.


Newington College created three new areas for students including a Year 7 College, Drama Centre and Entry Forecourt. The Year 7 College comprising of three levels will feature an interesting clear glazed vertical stair-way and classrooms while the new Drama Centre provides over 190 seats across two storeys overlooking a large performance stage.

Griffith University, Campus Life


Griffith University has appointed Cadence Australia as a project manager to join the Planning, Design and Construction (PD&C) team. The University had a growing number of minor and capital works projects that were primarily electrical infrastructure based.


The projects are spread over several Griffith University campuses and vary from the installation of emergency generators and fire hydrant pump installation to the upgrade of the Nathan campus high voltage electricity network.


Cadence Australia is working as part of the Campus Life, PD&C team to oversee various projects through the design development, contractor procurement and to act as the Principal's representative.


Newington College Early Learning Centre & Wyvern Year 6


This project will provide new facilities at Newington College's Wyvern Preparatory School Campus. The proposed works include a new Early Learning Centre, a new Year 6 Centre, and miscellaneous alterations and additions to existing teaching and support facilities, including the playground and carparking. The works, including demolition of existing structures to facilitate the new work, need to be staged and planned to accommodate the school's ongoing operations, and the amenity and safety of the students, staff and wider community is paramount. It is critical for Newington College that the new facilities be completed by end of 2017, for operations to commence in January 2018.


Cadence Australia has been engaged to provide project management services, based on an existing Development Application consent. Our role includes confirmation of the project brief, procurement of consultants, design development and documentation, contractor procurement (including Early Works Package) and superintendence of the D&C construction contract.

Glenmore Park School for Specific Purposes (SSP)

Western Sydney


Cadence Australia was engaged by the Department of Education & Communities as Project Manager and Contract Administrator to plan and deliver a new SSP facility on a Greenfield site in Western Sydney.


The project allowed the school to accommodate up to 16 class groups of special needs students as well as teaching and support staff. The project successfully met the brief of designing and constructing an enhanced and adaptable learning environment which consists of classrooms, staff and administration facilities, library, outdoor learning areas, hydrotherapy pool, multipurpose spaces and supporting infrastructure.


University of Queensland, Long Pocket Campus

St Lucia, QLD


The University of Queensland acquired a new Research Campus, at Long Pocket, Brisbane. The primary initiative of this project was to relocate, the Institute for Social Science Research which is the largest multidisciplinary Social Science Institute in Australia. The project involved the redevelopment and complete refurbishment of two late 1960’s existing buildings Blocks C and D.


Cadence Australia was engaged as the Superintendent Representative responsible for the contract administration.

Reddam House Early Learning School



Reddam House Early Learning School, involved the upgrade of an existing facility with a Campus over two levels. The upgrade incorporared multiple outdoor learning and play environments, interactive piazza spaces, breakout areas, creative art and critical thinking studios.


Cadence Australia was engaged to provide Project Management Services including design management for schematic design through to lodgement of the Development Application, Contractor procurement and contract administration.

University of Queensland - Storm Recovery Program

St Lucia, QLD

The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus was severely damaged during the 2014 hail storm in Brisbane. Damage was caused throughout the St Lucia Campus sporting facilities, roofing and windows to the buildings and facilities.


Cadence was engaged to provide project management in assessing the damage, determining the extent for scope replacement under insurance claims and contracting repairs.

Warwick Region Trade Training Centre

Warwick, QLD


The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) delivered the Warwick Trade Training Centre project under its $300 million annual capital works program. The scope of works incorporated 4 schools within the Warwick area that now share financial and capital resources, as well as access to teaching expertise and industry partners. These schools include Warwick State High School, Allora State School, Clifton State School, and Killarney State School. The facilities included a new agribusiness centre, engineering workshop, assembly and student areas, resource centre and general teaching spaces.


Cadence Australia's role as project manager consisted of development management, from design conception to final completion. Our services included procurement of consultants and head contractor, authority approval including ministerial designation, design management, contract administration, commissioning and handover and management of the defects liability period.


Newington College



Newington College engaged Cadence Australia to project manage all authorities, the procurement of design consultants and the Contractor, management of the design, and the Superintendence of its Sesquicentenary (150 years) anniversary project.


The project involved the construction of two large buildings in the heart of the College campus, in addition to the refurbishment of three existing buildings. The main building features a double glazed facade with internal louvres that control heat, light, and aircraft noise. The buildings combined feature a state of the art education facilities including: a library, cafeteria and kitchen, a 250 seat lecture theatre, 24 new science laboratories and adjoining classrooms. This achieved improvements to circulation between buildings and provided disparate existing buildings with efficient links between classrooms, staff areas and sporting facilities. Surrounding the new buildings, and linking them into the larger campus landscape and heritage buildings, is two new quadrangles which provide quality breakout space for the 1,100 students.


Cadence Australia produced an integrated staging and planning approach for design and Contractor procurement purposes that evolved in to seven Separable Portion completion regimes to ensure the project was successfully completed on time. Careful consideration of student movement within the school's overall footprint was a priority while construction work was being undertaken during 2012.


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UTS Dr Chau Chak Building



The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is designed by world renowned architect, Frank Gehry, and features 16,000sqm of "State of the Art" teaching facilities and office accommodation as well as extensive public spaces including student lounges, cafes and interactive spaces for the University of Technology, Sydney's, Business faculty.


UTS initially appointed Cadence Australia to provide buildability advice on the project including the development of the overall project master programme and constructability of the complex façade for this Landmark project. The role was then extended to full project management services with the responsibility to manage all aspects of the project from managing authorities and design, through to procurement and delivery of the early works all simultaneously happening in a fast tracked programme. This involved the development of the design using 3D modelling and coordinating local consultants with USA based Frank Gehry who developed the concept design and the 3D Model with Gehry Technologies.


Cadence Australia's ability to ramp up the project saw the fast-tracked development of the design, procurement of early trades including secant and foundation piling, excavation and complex façade procurement including the long lead time procurement and preparation of the various Façade prototypes and unique testing requirements in a 2.5 level mock up with full testing capacity in China to meet both USA and Australian standards as demanded for the project.

NSW Department of Education & Training

Building the Education Revolution (BER)


BER was a $14.7 billion Commonwealth Government program targeted to:


- Provide economic stimulus through rapid construction and
  refurbishment of school infrastructure.
- Build learning environments to help children, families and
  communities participate in activities that will support
  achievement, develop learning potential and bring
  communities together.


New South Wales benefited from $2.9 billion of these funds to directly deliver the Primary Schools for the program.


Cadence Australia managed combined $1.12 billion being approximately 40% NSW's overall budget - in the roles as the Regional Directors and Delivery Teams for three of the nine NSW regions being;


  • Western Sydney
  • Hunter Central Coast
  • Northern Sydney


The Cadence Australia Teams were tasked with managing the entire 'cradle to grave' process for the delivery of approximately 550 schools.

QLD Department of Education & Training

Building the Education Revolution (BER)


As part of the Commonwealth Governments $42 billion stimulus package the Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA) delivered $2.7 billion in capital projects as part of the Building the Education Revolution Program (BER).


The money was spent at both primary and secondary state run schools throughout Queensland. Cadence Australia was appointed project managers for numerous schools in the Brisbane area.


This money was spent on the construction of:


- Libraries;
- Multipurpose halls;
- Resource centres;
- Sports centres;
- Performing arts centres;
- New classrooms; and
- Refurbishment of existing buildings


The role of Cadence Australia was to manage, direct and co-ordinate the fast tracked design and construct delivery process, as well as liaising with representatives, such as regional facilities managers and school principals. These works took place whilst avoiding any disruptions to the day to day running of the school.

University of Sydney

Camperdown, Darlington and Rozelle Campuses


Cadence Australia was engaged by the University of Sydney to provide project management services for the delivery of 42 of individual projects.


Cadence Australia's role was to not only manage, direct and co-ordinate the activities of all consultants and contractors, but also to oversee the total project delivery process covering all phases from briefing, concept design, design and documentation to furniture selection, procurement, construction and commissioning.


Project works included the refurbishment of existing rooms, upgrading of facilities including general building and services upgrades, and construction of new buildings on the University's Camperdown, Darlington and Rozelle campuses. Buildings and facilities included lecture theatres, advanced teaching rooms, research laboratories, faculty boardrooms, staff offices, a new radio studio and outdoor seating.

Bounty Boulevard State School

North Lakes


The Queensland Government acquired a 6.5ha plot of land in North Lakes, 25 km north of Brisbane, to develop a new P-7 State School to be rolled out over 3 phases.


North Lakes is a rapidly growing master planned community and the construction of this new school provides the growing community with the necessary school places and an enhanced level of amenity.


Using a fast-track design and construct procurement method, the first phase was completed in stages, under budget, and on time .With an initial enrolment of 280 students, the school’s master plan accommodates facilities for over 700 students and 80 staff members.


Cadence Australia's role was to assist the Queensland Government, through DPW Project Services, with day-to-day project management services through completion, into project close-out. Our responsibilities included intensive stakeholder liaison, contract administration, issues management, commissioning and staff training.