Xenia Constructions were engaged to complete a major refurbishment of the Sir Llew Edwards and General-Purpose North buildings at University of Queensland, St Lucia campus. Operating under a Design and Construct contract, Xenia Constructions worked closely with the project stakeholders and consultant team to develop a refined design outcome which was fundamentally focused on the creation of new interactive and open plan office and meeting spaces for use by faculty staff and academics.
The fit out incorporated high end fixtures and finishes including detailed joinery and wall panelling, curved double glazed acoustic partitions, solid timber batten ceilings, contemporary sit to stand workstations, custom-made European furniture and feature lighting.
Xenia Constructions completed detailed design coordination across all services and finishes disciplines to ensure that critical project interfaces were well considered and developed in accordance with stakeholder expectations. An example of such co-ordination is the detailed services design that was completed to ‘future proof’ the fit out and facilitate the complex reticulation of services within exposed soffits to isolated workstations and meeting rooms.
The project was completed in separable portions, with the contract works split across two operational buildings, occurring over multiple floors. Level 3 of the General-Purpose North building was successfully completed within a highly accelerate project timeline and has dramatically increased the functionality of the facility for both staff and students.
This was the second project Xenia have successfully completed at the St Lucia campus, the first being the demolition and refurbishment of the Gordon Greenwood Building.