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Australian Communications and Media Authority


August 2013



Delivery Method

Construction Management

The ACMA Fitout involved a high quality Fitout of 5,400m2 over five levels programmed in a very short 12-week time frame. The works were designed to accommodate approximately 250 staff in a mix of open plan and enclosed office accommodation.

The fitout was completed within the newly constructed Red Building, and consisted of full height partitions to form open plan and enclosed office space and support spaces, custom designed workstation and furniture prototyping, full internal finishes including floor/window coverings and integration of new services within the base building.

Support facilities included: a reception area, board room, training and meeting rooms, breakout café and tea kitchens, utility rooms, server room and IT services.

As the Construction Manager, Manteena provided critical buildability advice in the design stage to simplify the construction process. Manteena then programmed and delivered the works to meet the challenging deadline, handing over to ACMA two days early to assist in their relocation process.

As a key feature of the fitout, a dramatic two-storey Media Wall was constructed at the entry consisting of a four by four LCD panel, Barrisol Membrane and glazing all framing a granite and steel staircase. Given the client’s role as Australia’s media regulator, an extensive media and AV system was seamlessly integrated through the entire building.

Manteena was also able to accommodate an early handover of the server room three weeks before scheduled. This enabled the ACMA to progressively transfer its IT operations from their existing tenancy to ensure a seamless transition of their monitoring and regulatory role.

Manteena’s experience with developing innovative and targeted procurement strategies, as well as an excellent reputation within the Canberra market, enabled us to achieve a significant 20% saving on the cost plan, bringing the project in under budget with savings re-invested in additional scope items.

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