RAAF Base Edinburgh Single LEAP Phase 2, SA

Duration: June 2011 to February 2013

Value: $90 million

Contract type: Public-private partnership

Summary: Built Environs constructed 432 contemporary accommodation units for Australian Defence Force personnel at RAAF Base Edinburgh. We were engaged on this project as a member of the Plenary Living consortium under a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Federal Government.

The 29 three-storey and 11 single-storey buildings formed the South Australian construction component of the Single LEAP (Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct) Phase 2 project.

Each of the 432 single-bedroom apartments comprises an open plan living and study area, an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette.

The project team delivered the works within a secure air force base environment in accordance with Department of Defence protocols, effectively managing communications across a range of PPP stakeholders and RAAF base users.

Built Environs received a zero waste to landfill award for recycling 100 per cent of material during construction at the operational RAAF base.

Built Environs completed the first stage of the building works four months ahead of schedule, handing over more than 200 units for Defence occupancy in December 2012. The second stage also achieved technical completion months ahead of schedule, in February 2013.

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