Brimbank civic and community facilities
Brimbank City Council recognised that its assorted older administration buildings within the municipality were generating high recurrent costs, and members of the community were confused about which site they should visit for the various services.
To address the situation, the client determined that the best solution was to co-locate its operations and construct a new civic centre. The new building will house all the current functions and staff currently located across the municipality as well as major community facilities including new library, meeting rooms, customer service centre and exhibition spaces.
Currie & Brown was appointed as an independent advisor to work closely with the CEO and executive management team to ensure all relevant issues had been considered for a successful project outcome. Our specialist property advisory team was further engaged to provide advice on various site suitability assessments.
We played a pivotal role in the validation and needs analysis, from surveying and benchmarking the entire organisation, through to the preparation of a business case, including financial and comparative analysis of procurement options.
We were then engaged to instigate and manage a design competition for the appointment of design consultancy services and provide quantity surveying and project management services from concept design through to completion of construction. Currie & Brown provided a dynamic, all-encompassing, client-focused solution from the pre-business plan phase through to construction completion.